Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., is running for reelection, so it’s unlikely that the I don’t think the Democratic Party he’s criticizing is the one he leads in California. It must be the national party led by Pres. Biden and V.P. Kamala Harris, Newsom’s former state attorney general. He certainly sounds like a candidate in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary.
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GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM: Across the spectrum of issues where is the Democratic Party? Where is the party? Why aren’t we standing up more firmly, more resolutely? Why aren’t we calling this out? This is a concerted, coordinated effort.
Yes, they’re winning. They are. They have been. Let’s acknowledge that. We need to stand up. Where’s the counteroffensive? This never happened in our lifetime. They’re taking away rights that have been affirmed over and over again and well-established. They’re taking them away. Wake up, America.
I also find it just the height of perversity and absurdity, that these folks, A, lay claim to freedom, but perhaps more insidiously suggest that they’re pro-life. When every single one of these folks that are out there trumpeting and championing this decision have consistently opposed prenatal care support. Consistently opposed child care. Consistently opposed paid family leave. Consistently oppose all things to actually strengthen the family and provide the support for someone to live their lives out loud. To support working moms.
Consistently, the one group of people that over and over and over again oppose all of those supports [sic], and they claim to be pro-life? They’re pro-birth. That’s all this is about. It’s the pro-birth party. Then you are on your own.