Gavin Newsom was called out again today for saying one thing and doing another—this time it was the Los Angeles Times’ George Skelton.
You can read about it here. Gavin’s most recent example of politician doublespeak was when he blocked all death penalty executions against the will of the voters, who have repeatedly upheld the death penalty. This is after campaigning on upholding the will of the voters.
In 2016, Gavin told The Modesto Bee he “would be accountable to the will of the voters. I would not [put] my personal opinions in the way of the public’s right to make a determination of where they want to take us as [it] relates to the death penalty.”
And in 2017, his spokesperson reiterated that position to the San Francisco Chronicle. “At the same time, he recognizes that California voters have spoken on the issue and, if elected governor, he’d respect the will of the electorate by following and implementing the law.”
Gavin has been repeatedly called out for this lie. Calmatters’ Dan Walters reported it earlier this week.
“So last week’s action was definitely a flip-flop,” writes Walters.
But instead of owning his dishonest actions and giving Californians a well-deserved explanation, Gavin has instead taken the snake-oil show on the road, as reported by Politico.