Is Richard Grenell the Right Choice to Defeat Disgraced Gov. Gavin Newsom in California Recall Effort?
Richard Grenell, the openly homosexual former acting intelligence chief under former president Donald Trump, is not ruling out a run for California governor.
Republicans such as social media personality Mike Cernovich are considering a run for governor as Gavin Newsom’s popularity wanes after engaging in blatant hypocrisy and crippling his state’s economy during the COVID-19 lockdown. Grenell is thus far the highest-profile person to be considered as a possibility to unseat Newsom.
Grenell made it clear while being pressed on the topic during a recent appearance on NewsMax TV that he is focused on assisting the ongoing recall effort against Newsom and does not want that to detract from those important efforts.
“I don’t want to be cute about the governor’s race, because I think it’s incredibly important. I’m really focused on these long-term fixes. I think it’s really important that we not have a flash-in-the-pan moment of candidates who aren’t willing to fix California,” Grenell said.
“I want to be able to go through and do the long-term changes in California. And so I’ve made it clear I’m not running for governor in 2022, because I think nobody should be running on a normal election cycle if we’ve got a lot of work to do,” he added.
Big League Politics has reported on the recall effort against Newsom exploding in popularity as even liberals tire of COVID-related government overreach:
A recall election against California Governor Gavin Newsom is slated to occur, with recall organizers rapidly approaching the threshold of 1.5 million signatures required to trigger the election. Recall Gavin Newsom organizers reached 1.4 million signatures last week, and now have more than a month to get the 100,000 signatures they need for a recall. The signature window expires on March 17th, and organizers hope to receive 2 million signatures by that time.
Newsom has presided over governance of the state as quality of life declines to third-world standards, electric utilities collapse, wildfires torch the state, homelessness swells out of control, and the states incurs one of the worst outbreak of coronavirus in the nation.
Newsom has also attracted criticism for continuing his limousine liberal lifestyle as the state’s residents suffer, having been caught at a “masks off” party at the French Laundry restaurant in the Bay Area. Even liberals are sick of Newsom’s elite allegiances, with the state’s population growing at its slowest rate since the year 1900 during 2020.
Polling for a tentative recall election shows that recalling Newsom is a real possibility, especially if the right candidate emerges to challenge him. 36% of Californians support a recall, 45% support the governor, and a crucial 19% of voters are undecided on removing Newsom from office. Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has already said he’d run against Newsom in the recall.
Grenell may be the high-profile contender needed to boot the far-left Newsom from office and replace him with a pro-Trump Republican.