- Gavin Newsom called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other GOP governors to an event Tuesday.
- “They’re just doubling down on being stupid, and we’re not going to follow their lead,” Newsom said.
- Newsom is also at odds with conservative governors like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom had some harsh words for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his fellow GOP governors on Tuesday.
“Those conservative governors out there, Greg Abbott and others, are as dumb as they want to be,” Newsom said. ridicule At a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York. “And they’re just doubling down on being stupid, and we’re not going to follow their lead.”
Abbott and his conservative ally, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, made headlines last week for moving immigrants out of Texas to protest President Joe Biden’s border policies.
Abbott played a major role in moving immigrants from the border to Washington, D.C. and New York City. NPR August recorded more than 6,100 migrants being sent across the border to other states.
In a high-profile stunt, two planeloads of immigrants were flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, a known Democratic enclave. DeSantis’ office took responsibility for the act, and affected immigrants filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida governor, alleging that they were part of a “premeditated, fraudulent and illegal scheme.”
Speculation is rife that Newsom May contest the 2024 presidential election. The California governor’s salvo on Tuesday appeared to be the latest Chronic conflict Between him and DeSantis, the potential Republican challenger in the next White House race.
Newsom challenged DeSantis to a debate on CNN last week, saying: “I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hair spray.” California’s governor has also written to the Justice Department, asking it to investigate whether 50 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard were lured there based on false promises of employment.
Meanwhile, DeSantis attacked Newsom in July for advertising in Florida to entice residents to relocate to California. In April, Newsom made the pledge Donate $100,000 to DeSantis’ Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist.
Newsom, however, maintains that he is not currently planning to run for president.
“I tried to say ‘no, no way’ in every possible way,” Newsom said As stated earlier Fox LA anchor Alex Michelson comments on the possibility of running for president.