Anti-sanctuary protester causes stir, disrupts Newsom’s swearing-in: ‘Singh’s blood is on your hands!’

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New California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in on Monday but not everyone attending the ceremony was happy to welcome the Democrat into office.

In the moment he was being sworn in as California’s 40th governor at the State Capitol in Sacramento, a protester in the crowd began yelling, “I object!”

 

“Corporal Ronil Singh’s blood is on your hands! Shame on you! Shame on you!” the protester yelled as the crowd booed and security arrived to escort him out.

The swearing-in continued as Newsom, joined on stage by his wife and children, went on to become governor, succeeding term-limited Democratic incumbent, Jerry Brown.

Ben Bergquam, who filmed himself at the event and as he was walked out, was voicing his opposition to California’s sanctuary state law and lawmakers like Newsom who openly support and advocate it.

Bergquam’s shouts referred to  Ronil Singh, the California police officer who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant on Christmas. Former Gov. Brown claimed Singh’s murder had “nothing to do” with the so-called “sanctuary state” policies, and Newsom has openly championed them.

“He’s already broken that oath. It was a slap in the face to every American citizen, to Ronil Singh’s family in particular,” Bergquam told KSEE-TV of his protest before Newsom was finished being sworn in.

“Every American citizen that’s been victimized by the policies that he put into place. It was the absolutely appropriate time to call him out,” he said.

No sooner had Newsom taken the office than he blasted President Trump in his inaugural speech and rolled out a sweeping new California health-care plan aimed at benefiting illegal immigrants while reinstating the ObamaCare individual mandate in California. With Democrats controlling all statewide offices and after November elections handed the party “a veto-proof supermajority in the state legislature,” according to Fox News, Newsom told supporters Monday that “we will seize this moment.”

Bergquam, whose Twitter bio reads “Christian Conservative Husband & Father / Mobilizing the Conservative Counter Culture,” shared a video Tuesday addressing his protest and asserting that Newsom “has no business being our governor.”

“You do not have the right to steal from American citizens, California residents, California citizens,” Bergquam said in his video, “and give it to people who have no right to be in this country.”

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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