After the insurmountable failures of California Governor Gavin Newsom, which have led his constituents to call for his recall four times, it seems that this will be the final one, and Republicans have already thought about who could replace him.
It is former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who also served as U.S. ambassador to Germany, as Breitbart reported on Feb. 5.
According to California lawmaker Kevin Kiley, 1.4 million voters had already joined the campaign to recall Newsom on Feb. 4. Only 100,000 votes short of the number needed to petition for his removal, with the deadline to obtain them being March 17.
And just like that, we’re at 1.4 million signatures.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) February 4, 2021
“I think what you just pointed out with leadership in Texas and what Matt Gaetz has pointed out about leadership in Florida, that’s what California needs,” Grenell said in an appearance alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show this week.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 3, 2021
Ousting Newsom would possibly be the best chance for Republicans to win California’s governorship, one of the most Democratic states in the country.
One of Newsom’s most criticized actions has been his handling of the CCP (Communist Party of China) virus crisis.
He has closed churches, schools, restaurants. While demanding such a painful sacrifice from citizens, he was photographed eating at the French Laundry, a luxury restaurant, with his elite guests.
His approval rating also dropped to 46%, possibly because of the other problems faced by the state’s citizens, including high homelessness and rising crime.
Former Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson is also confident that Grenell is the right candidate for the Republicans.
“Like many supporters of President Trump, if there is a recall election, I am holding out hope that Ric Grenell takes on this challenge. He is someone who will get the job done and stand true to his conservative principles,” Pierson noted, according to Breitbart.
Some analysts believe that former President Donald Trump would personally endorse a Grenell campaign, substantially increasing his chances of winning.