I would think that no one really needs the likes of Adam Schiff to completely fabricate out of thin air a conversation that never really took place in regards to California’s Gov. Gavin Newsome’s attempted shakedown of President Trump.
The Golden State’s governor has made it quite clear that if he doesn’t get literally billions of federal taxpayer dollars (that’s you and me, folks), the first ones to be furloughed will be the thousands first responders employed by the many villages, towns, cities, and counties in California.
Appearing on Jake Tapper’s CNN program, “State of the Union” (video, below), Newsome was asked what would happen if California doesn’t get a rather health chunk of Nancy Pelosi’s proposed $3 trillion COVID-19 bailout.
Tapper: “Can you explain what you think will happen to California if the federal government doesn’t give you money to help you out?”
Newsome: “I hope they’ll consider this: the next time they want to salute and celebrate our heroes, our first responders, our police officers and firefighters, consider the fact that they are the first ones who will be laid off by cities and counties.
The folks who are out there, the true heroes of this pandemic, are healthcare workers and nurses. … They’re the first ones to be laid off.”
CA Gov. @GavinNewsom says his state’s budget deficit is directly related to the coronavirus pandemic and federal funding should not be looked at as charity, “when it’s fundamental purpose of government is to protect people’s safety and to protect their well-being.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/9XpDngudxV— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) May 17, 2020
For his part, Newsome has made clear that his stewardship of California’s state tax money is questionable, at best.
As reported by Bronson Stocking of TownHall.com;
California taxpayers will be cutting $500 Wuhan coronavirus stimulus checks to illegal aliens living in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom proudly announced on Wednesday.
“California is the most diverse state in the nation. Our diversity makes us stronger and more resilient. Every Californian, including our undocumented neighbors and friends, should know that California is here to support them during this crisis,” Gov. Newsom said. “We are all in this together.”