Apparently having solved all the problems in his own state, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took a swipe at Florida over the weekend.
As The Free Press reported this week, Newsom ran commercials on Fox News and on social media claiming freedom was “under attack” in Florida, a state adding nearly 1,000 people a day.
“I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom – freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love,” Newsom said in the TV spot. “Don’t let them take your freedom.”
U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack had a few thoughts.
The Gainesville Republican on Tuesday told Fox News that Newsom’s pitch reeked of desperation.
“If I was Gov. Gavin Newsom, I would be desperate too,” Cammack said.
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“Over 60,000 Californians have gotten their Florida driver’s licenses in the last three years. In Florida, we’re about freedom and faith, and family. And in California, it looks like high taxes, crack pipe distribution centers, homeless tent cities, and apps that you can download in order to report feces on the sidewalk.”
“It’s no wonder that everyone is fleeing to the Sunshine State. Let me tell you, it’s not because of the humidity – that is 100 percent,” she added.
“But the thing that’s just crazy is that if he seriously thinks that that is going to work, it’s just reflective in his policies. They’re 20th in the nation in education, we’re number three. We have some of the lowest unemployment and low taxes in the country. They have some of the highest,” Cammack continued.
“This is a clear distinction in what works when it comes to governing a state. It is either trust your people, give people the option and the freedom to make the best decisions for themselves and their families, or you try to meddle in everyone’s lives. That’s what California does,” she noted.
“In Florida, Gov. [Ron] DeSantis has led the charge in freedom, faith. And I’m telling you, this could be America’s governor going in even bigger in the future. And I think that spells disaster for a state like California.”