It was only a few days ago that Governor Abbott in Texas stated that he was reopening the state and when he did, Joe Biden called it “Neanderthal thinking.”
Well, his buddy Gavin Newsom in California just made the same announcement.
Newsom, on Tuesday, announced that the state will “fully reopen” by June 15.
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This is a political move by Newsom… make no mistake about that.
The California Democrat is in the midst of a recall and he is willing to do just about anything he can to save his office.
California business owners and residents are chomping at the bit to get back out, so Newsom really has no choice but to comply.
Now, even though he is reopening, he does not appear to be ready to lift the mask mandate, as was just done in Texas.
Newsom, in making the announcement, stated, “Everyday activities will be allowed and businesses can open with common-sense risk reduction measures, including encouraging all Californians to get vaccinated and mandating masking.”
He later added, “With more than 20 million vaccines administered across the state, it is time to turn the page on our tier system and begin looking to fully reopen California’s economy.
“We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic.
“We will need to remain vigilant, and continue the practices that got us here – wearing masks and getting vaccinated – but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter.”
We are all still waiting for Joe Biden to blast Newsom since this announcement was made since he was so critical of all the Republican governors that have announced reopenings.
The move to reopen has not been missed by Newsom’s detractors…
— Randy Economy, Sr. Advisor @ #RecallGavin2020 (@EconomyRadio) April 6, 2021
Kevin Faulconer, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former San Diego mayor, added his two cents as well…
My statement on Gavin Newsom's COVID-19 announcement: pic.twitter.com/2kwDfbyzCY
— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) April 6, 2021
Having Newsom recalled was going to be a longshot effort anyway, even with the massive support the petition has received.
While I do not expect the recall effort to be successful, I would imagine that come 2022, Newsom and Democrats will have a very significant challenge ahead of them to keep the governor’s mansion in California blue.
Source: Fox News