California Governor Gavin Newsom escalated his war-of-words with Congressional Republicans Thursday night; calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an “invertebrate” and directly comparing him with “slugs, snails, and octopuses.”
“Invertebrate [in-vur-tuh-brit, -breyt]: an animal lacking a backbone. Ranging from well known animals such as jellyfish, corals, slugs, snails, octopuses, and Mitch McConnell,” posted Newsom on social media.
Invertebrate [in-vur-tuh-brit, -breyt]: an animal lacking a backbone.
Ranging from well known animals such as jellyfish, corals, slugs, snails, octopuses, and Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/7ZvxkWQj7l
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 12, 2020
Republicans in Congress voted to re-elect Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader when lawmakers are sworn in again early next year.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 10, 2020
“McConnell was reelected unanimously, an aide confirmed,” reports The Hill. “McConnell, who first became Republican leader in 2007, has held the position longer than any other senator.”
“The closed-door GOP elections on Tuesday come as control of the chamber next year remains in limbo with two Senate races in Georgia going to runoffs on Jan. 5,” adds the website.
“According to preliminary results, voters across the nation elected and reelected senators to a degree that actually stunned prognosticators,” McConnell said.
Read the full report here.
CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN': Newsom DITCHES High Speed Rail, Says Too Expensive, Won't Return $3.5B
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday his government will abandon the state’s highly-touted high-speed rail link connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco; saying the project would likely cost too much money.
“I have nothing but respect for Governor Brown’s and Governor Schwarzenegger’s vision. I share it,” Newsom said. “But let’s be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long.”
Gov Newsom on high speed rail:
“Let’s be real… the project as currently planned would cost too much and take too long.”
— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) February 12, 2019
“The Democratic governor acknowledged critics who want the state to abandon the project entirely, but said he doesn’t want to waste the billions already spent on the project, nor does he want to return $3.5 billion the state has received in federal funding,” writes the Sacramento Bee.
Read the full report here.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Gavin Newsom Calls for Free Healthcare for Region's ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom raised eyebrows across the state this week; calling for a universal healthcare program to cover millions of illegal immigrants residing in the region.
Newsom was speaking on the left-leaning “Pod Save America” podcast when he weighed-in on his fellow Democrats proposal for a “Medicare for All” system; saying a universal healthcare scheme should apply to every person -regardless of immigration status- living in California.
“I did universal health care when I was mayor– fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” Newsom said. “I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”
Listen to Newsom’s comments above.