Newsom Isn’t Pursuing His Presidential Ambitions. He’s Trashing Them
Why Is the California Governor Sacrificing His Chances at the White House?
If former President Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and their followers are going to create space for hate and human rights violations, then why should anyone complain about California Gavin Newsom using his power to create spaces that protect the rest of us?
That’s the question that should be posed to California media and politicos who have responded with knee-jerk cynicism to Newsom’s many interventions on behalf of Trump’s targets. These pundits describe the governor’s forays into national disputes over abortion, immigration, and LGBTQ rights as political ploys—performed in service of …