During an interview with MSNBC’s Jen Psaki, California Governor Gavin Newsom tore into Republican governors over how their states have suffered under GOP leadership.
Firs, Newsom lampooned Texas Governor Greg Abbott, painting a grim picture of the Lone Star State’s crime and murder rates. With a dash of skepticism, he questioned the merits of Abbott’s leadership, leaving many wondering about the true effectiveness of the Republican governor.
“One of the worst crime and murder rates in America and one of the worst mental health records of any governor in America,” he told Psaki. “I’m not so convinced about the merits of his leadership.”
Newsom expanded his critique beyond Texas, sharing a disturbing statistic: a staggering eight out of the top ten states with the highest murder rates were under Republican rule, underscoring the detrimental impact of GOP governance on public safety. Furthermore, Newsom shed light on the issue of state dependence, revealing that seven out of the top ten states heavily reliant on external support were, once again, under red state leadership.
“Eight of the top 10 murder states are Republican states,” he said. ”Seven of the top 10 dependent states ― God forbid, dependent states ― are red states.”
The California Governor slammed the shocking failure to expand Medicaid, provide prenatal care, and ensure child care services in the region. The result? Jaw-droppingly low life expectancies that left audiences reeling. Newsom passionately questioned the re-election of these governors, wondering how such dire circumstances went unchecked.
Continuing his verbal onslaught, Newsom confronted the issue of infant mortality head-on, questioning their supposed reverence for life when their policies allowed children to fall victim to gun violence perpetrated by military-grade weapons. The stark contradiction between their purported commitment to life and the stark realities faced by innocent young victims left Newsom unimpressed and dismissive of their claims.
Not stopping there, Newsom highlighted the controversial book bans enforced under the guise of preserving freedom. In a biting remark, he questioned the integrity of their actions, exposing the contradictions inherent in banning books while championing freedom.
Newsom concluded his scathing rebuke, insisting that it was high time the Democratic Party shed its defensive stance. Instead, he demanded that the Republican Party find itself on the receiving end of scrutiny, as their policies and actions deserved critical examination.
“With all due respect, we should not be on the defensive as the Democratic Party,” he concluded. “The Republican Party should be on their heels, not us.”
Newsom: You care about life and you have kids that are gunned down by weapons of war? All in the name of freedom, as you’re banning books? pic.twitter.com/NxRFuS0Pel
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 9, 2023