Biden Backs Gov. Gavin Newsom Against Growing Recall Effort

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President Joe Biden has announced his continued support of California Gov. Gavin Newsom and opposition to the growing recall effort against Newsom.

Biden’s endorsement comes as the group led by retired Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Orrin Heatlie gains steam and continues to close in on the 1.5 million signatures required to force a special recall election. Currently, the recall campaign claims it has collected 1.3 million signatures and has raised $2.5 million in donations. The verified number of signatures is 410,000 as of Jan. 6.

“In addition to sharing a commitment to a range of issues with @GavinNewsom from addressing the climate crisis to getting the pandemic under control, @POTUS clearly opposes any effort to recall @GavinNewsom,” tweeted White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Journalists had asked Psaki about Biden’s thoughts on the recall campaign before a briefing.

Newsom’s approval rate dipped recently in response to his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Support dropped from 64% in September to 46% in late January, according to a poll from UC-Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

Newsom will be up for reelection in 2022. The group leading the recall campaign has to turn in the required signatures by March 17.


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