While California Governor Gavin Newsom has been a fierce critic of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, it would appear that some in his family circle don’t share his views.
A rather generous donation to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC was made from the Siebel Family Revocable Trust to the tune of $5,000. According to documents obtained by Fox News Digital, the trust is run by Kenneth F. Siebel Jr. and Judith A. Siebel, who happen to be the parents of Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel.
Kenneth Siebel Jr. has a long history of making political donations to Republican candidates, with some of his most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings showing money given to Senators Ron Johnson, R-Wis.., Tom Cotton, R-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
Newsom and DeSantis have been battling it out in the media lately, most recently when the California governor tried to chastise his Florida counterpart over a comment made about Dr. Anthony Fauci.
On Wednesday, DeSantis commented that “[s]omeone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac,” in reference to Fauci’s penchant for lockdowns and continued COVID restrictions. While the crowd listening to his remarks loved it, his arch nemesis on the other side of the country was flabbergasted.
Newsom even went so far as to say his “why” in life is to stand up to bullies – implying that’s what he thinks of DeSantis – and that calling Fauci an “elf” was “pejorative.”
“You wanna ask what my why is in life? I don’t like bullies, I don’t like people that demean people, I don’t like people that talk down to people,” Newsom whined. “I don’t like what DeSantis said about Fauci the other day.”
“You may disagree with him, but to call someone pejorative terms because they’re short?”
“I remember growing up and folks would have their mouths washed out with soap if they talked like this,” Newsom huffed.
Triggered Newsom thinks DeSantis needs his mouth washed out with soap for calling Fauci an ‘elf’ via @BIZPACReview – https://t.co/ID1naO5V7P
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 29, 2022
It is not clear how Newsom feels about his in-laws reportedly giving money to a man he has deemed a “bully,” or how the donation will affect his relationship with his wife’s parents.
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