- Gavin Newsom called out Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republican governors at an event on Tuesday.
- “They’re just stupidly doubling down, and we’re not going to follow their path,” Newsom said.
- Newsom has also been at odds with conservative governors such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom had some harsh words for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his fellow Republican governors.
“Those conservative governors, Greg Abbott and others, how stupid they want to be,” Newsom joking At the Clinton Global Initiative event in New York. “And they’re just stupidly doubling down and we’re not going to follow their path.”
Abbott and his conservative ally Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made headlines last week for sending migrants out of Texas to protest President Joe Biden’s border policies.
Abbott has been instrumental in moving immigrants from the border to places like Washington, D.C. and New York City. NPR In August, more than 6,100 migrants were sent across the border to other states.
In a dramatic stunt, two immigrant planes flew from Texas to the popular Democratic enclave of Martha’s Vineyard. DeSantis’ office has taken responsibility for the action, and the affected immigrants have filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida governor, alleging they participated in a “premeditated, fraudulent and illegal scheme.”
People speculate Newsom Likely to run in the 2024 presidential election. Tuesday’s California governor’s salvo appears to be the latest long-term feud The relationship between him and DeSantis, a possible Republican opponent in the next White House race.
Newsom challenged DeSantis in a CNN debate last week, saying: “I’ll bring my hairspray. You bring your hairspray.” The California governor also wrote to the Justice Department asking it to investigate the flight Whether the 50 immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard were lured there based on false job promises.
Meanwhile, DeSantis attacked Newsom in July for posting ads in Florida that lured residents to move to California. In April, Newsom vowed to Donate $100,000 DeSantis’ Democratic opponent Charlie Crist.
Newsom, however, insisted he is not currently planning to run for president.
“I try to say ‘no, it’s not possible,'” Newsom said before Fox Los Angeles anchor Alex Michelson while commenting on the possibility of him running for president.