State Lawmakers Continue Efforts Towards Governor’s Recall

State Lawmakers Continue Efforts Towards Governor's Recall

( – Tensions remain high across the country amid mounting COVID-19 case numbers and the accompanying quarantines, restrictions, and state-sponsored directives. Perhaps no other state in the country faces more controversial regulations than those imposed in California. Things are so bad there, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is currently facing a lawsuit from a restaurant owner concerning his indiscriminate restrictions. These allegedly favored Hollywood production crews over local restaurants.

However, lawsuits may turn out to be the least of his concerns if a recent move to recall him succeeds. So far, anti-Newsom forces in the state have managed to collect about half of the necessary 1.5 million signatures on the recall petition. Additionally, California’s Republican Party is backing the effort along with the entire California House GOP caucus.

Recently elected congressman Darryl Issa pointed out Californians were able to toss Gray Davis from office 17 years ago, allowing Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger to take his place as governor.

Time will tell what happens. Newsom remains popular within the state, but the burden of lengthy restrictions, combined with the efforts of state Republicans, could be enough to force another recall in the state early next year.

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