Gavin Newsom, Going through Potential Recall, Will get Help From Kamala Harris – .
Vice President Kamala Harris called California Governor Gavin Newsom as she boarded Air Force Two in Las Vegas en route to Los Angeles.
The vice president’s office said Harris spoke to California Governor Gavin Newsom and reiterated her support for the governor. They also discussed the American rescue plan and its impact on the Californians. “
Newsom today launched a counter-campaign, StopTheRepublicanRecall.com, with statements of support from the likes of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, Cory Booker and Katie Porter. Harris’ name didn’t appear on the list, but their public support suggests that if the recall should make the choice, it could be discontinued at some point. President Joe Biden has not yet commented on the recall. Last week, the group that organized the recall announced that they had collected approximately 2 million signatures, with approximately 1.5 million verified signatures required to trigger an election.
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Harris and her husband, the second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, landed in LAX just after 4 p.m. and then headed to their private residence. After their visit to Las Vegas, they had no other public events planned, with Harris visiting a vaccination clinic and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas and Emhoff visiting a food aid organization.
Newsom described the recall as a “Republican” effort, clearly an attempt to win over Democrats who may be frustrated by its response to the pandemic. The relaunched anti-recall website says the effort is “being fueled by a partisan-Republican coalition of National Republicans, anti-Vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists, anti-immigrant activists and Trump supporters”. The site is backed by the California Democratic Party, and while there is still no organized effort to raise money in Hollywood to support Newsom, there are some expectations among donors that if the callback is qualified, it will boot up quickly.