With a recall of lockdown-loving Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom very likely, Fox News contributor and civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell says that “I’m so sick of the Democrats. Normally, they play the race card every four years. They’re playing the race card every day, 24/7.”
Terrell, a Los Angeles area resident, was reacting to a contention by the Democrat governor that alleged extremists are behind the grassroots recall effort. “That’s a lie; that’s a big lie. It’s Democrats, Republicans, independents, barbershop owners, retail stores. People are angry at Gavin Newsom,” Terrell declared on Fox & Friends.
“Last year was the first time that I wanted to leave this state. Why? Because he basically locked it down for no reason. He didn’t follow the science and he deserves to be recalled. But the lie about who supports this recall, it’s everyone of all colors, shapes, sizes, and all political parties,” Terrell added.
As Leo 2.0, the once very liberal Terrell has become one of the most outspoken Trump supporters and populists in the media.
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“Newsom has suggested a racist motive behind the effort to recall him, saying the authors of the petition fear California is becoming less White under his leadership…The petition for his recall does not mention race,” Fox News reported.
Newsom’s newly unveiled campaign website demonized the groundswell of opposition to his tenure in office as “a partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant Trump supporters.”
Newsom previewed this strategy in his recent State of the State speech in which he implied that recall proponents are trying to orchestrate a partisan power grab and resist his progressive, social justice policies “with outdated prejudices.”
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As of today’s legal deadline, recall organizers indicate that they have compiled approximately 2 million signatures, about 500,000 more than they need under the law. If enough signatures pass muster in the verification process, the recall will go forward later this year. In casting their ballots, voters — in a state run completely by Democrats and where ballot harvesting is legal — could, in the end, decide to keep Newsom in office, rather than remove him, however, in the recall election.
Terrell also slammed Newsom for engaging in identity politics pandering in his promise to appoint a black woman to replace U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she steps down.
“It’s one of the most insulting aspects of racial politics. The Democrats believe just because they’re going to nominate a black person, all black folks are supposed to follow that. It’s done with no other race. It’s insulting. As you can witness last year, Donald Trump received more minority votes because a lot of minorities have rejected that concept of racial politics. But the Democrats will play it 24/7. It’s their playbook, and they’re going to stick to it all the time.”
Later in the interview, Terrell also condemned the coronavirus relief bill: “Only nine percent of that bill goes to COVID relief –the other 91 percent is Democratic giveaways, money to the unions, money to Democratic pet projects, pure pork. If it’s a great bill, you don’t have to sell it…it’s a pork bill and it’s gonna come back and haunt them.”
He also blasted critical race theory indoctrination in the public school system.
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