White House media secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed on Wednesday that President Biden still plans to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom (D) in the Sep. 14th California recall election, even with the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan.
“I will confirm, President Biden does still intend to campaign for Gov. Newsom in California … that is still his plan,” Psaki stated.
Psaki added that she did not know exact dates or details about President Biden’s plans to go to and campaign in the state of California.
Conservative radio host Larry Elder leads most polls as possible replacements for Gov. Newsom, should he get recalled. This Tuesday, during an interview with conservative website Breitbart, Elder dared Joe Biden to campaign for the governor:
“I will believe it when I see Biden come to California. I’m not sure he will. I understand he’s supposedly coming to campaign for Governor Newsom. His popularity is now in the low forties — I believe I saw 41%. Americans don’t even think he is home — that someone else is calling the shots. So it will backfire. But allow him to come here. Let them bring Biden in, and try to defend Newsom’s crime record, and about homelessness, and on the out of control cost of living, and about how he ignored science and stopped the whole state to a point where a third of small businesses are now gone. Let Biden make the case for him. I want him to do it. And out of all the top political figures in America, Newsom’s is one of the few who has praised the way he dealt with the Afghan crisis. And it has been a complete disaster after a disaster, one of the worst mistakes ever. So if Biden wants to come here and give his presence to California, I welcome this. But I don’t think he will do it.”
VP Kamala Harris will campaign along with Governor Newsom in the Bay Area this Friday, after returning to the U.S. from Southeast Asia.
Psaki declined to report whether the recall had turned into a “referendum” on Dem Party policies in general.
Author: Scott Dowdy