Sen. Warren reality-checked after calling Newsom recall effort a ‘power grab’ by ‘extreme right-wing’ GOP

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Democrats have a funny way of characterizing what is and is not democracy in America, taking what rational-minded folks would see as mob rule and insisting that it’s democracy at work.

At the same time, they declare any election that goes their way is a reflection of “the people” speaking in a democracy, but when they disagree with the outcome, the will of the people suddenly takes a backseat to partisan sniping.

Nowhere is this more apparent than with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who took to Twitter this week to defend California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is on the verge of facing a special election as a result of an ongoing recall effort in the state.

A petition to recall the Democratic governor has garnered 2 million signatures, which is 500,000 more than required, as Californians has grown weary of his heavy-handed response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A feeling bolstered by an ill-timed dinner Gavin attended, which was seen as a thumb in the face of many voters who weren’t allowed to dine out.

“In a naked partisan power grab, extreme right-wing Republicans are trying to recall @GavinNewsom,” Warren tweeted. “Why? Because he dares to listen to scientists and fights to put power in the hands of working people. Let’s have Gavin’s back.”

The tweet from Warren is consistent with the narrative Newsom put out there in a recent interview, where he claimed the recall effort was more about his policies and had little to do with the pandemic.

“It’s about immigration. It’s about our healthcare policies. It’s about our criminal justice reform. It’s about the diversity of the state. It’s about our clean air, clean water programs, meeting our environmental strategies. So they were crystal clear what this is about,” the governor insisted.

The problem is, the recall effort has gained tremendous traction with a broad cross-section of the state population supporting it and when 1.5 million valid signatures are verified a recall election will take place.

With this being pretty much inevitable, Warren is trying to reshape the battle into a partisan fight by calling it a “Republican recall.”

Richard Grenell, who served as Acting Director of National Intelligence in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, responded to Warren’s tweet with a harsh dose of reality.

“Not true,” he said in a tweet, “30% of the 2 million signatures are from Democrats and those who Decline to State their party.”

It would appear that Democrats’ perversion of the term “democracy” is only matched by their use of “science” — the party dismisses science that says a biological male has a distinct physical advantage over a female, but swears by the science that allegedly backs their shutdown efforts.

Suffice it to say, Warren didn’t fare too well on social media. Here’s a small sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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Tom Tillison


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