- Gavin Newsom summoned Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other GOP governors to Tuesday’s event.
- “They double their power over idiots, and we will not follow their path,” Newsom said.
- Newsom has also been in conflict with conservative governors such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday delivered some tough words to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and fellow Republicans.
“Those conservatives out there, Greg Abbott and others, are as dumb as they want to be,” Newsom sarcastic At an event for the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. “And they are doubling down on the fools, and we will not follow their way.”
Abbott and his conservative ally, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, made headlines last week for picking up immigrants from Texas in protest of President Joe Biden’s border policies.
Abbott played a large role in moving immigrants from the border to places like Washington, D.C. and New York. NPR In August, more than 6,100 migrants were sent from the border to other countries.
In a notable ploy, two planes of immigrants were flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, a well-known Democratic enclave. DeSantis’ office took responsibility for the act, and the affected immigrants filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida governor, claiming they were part of a “premeditated, fraudulent, and illegal scheme.”
Speculation has spread that Newsom You might be looking forward to running in the 2024 presidential election. And the California governor’s rockets on Tuesday appeared to be the latest in a year long-term runner Between him and DeSantis, a potential Republican contender in the next White House race.
Last week, Newsom challenged DeSantis to a CNN debate, saying, “I’m going to get my hair gel. Bring your hairspray.” The California governor also wrote to the Department of Justice, asking it to investigate whether 50 immigrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard were lured there based on false promises of employment.
Meanwhile, DeSantis attacked Newsom in July for posting ads in Florida urging residents to move to California. In April, Newsom pledged to Donate $100,000 For DeSantis’ Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist.
Newsom, however, confirmed that he does not currently plan to run for president.
“I tried to say ‘No, it’s impossible’ in every possible way,” Newsom said earlier The Fox LA anchor commenting on his possible run for president.