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Senator Bernie Sanders. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

Sen. Bernie Sanders and National Democratic Party Leaders Denounce California Recall

‘No movie stars are running – yet’

By Evan Symon, March 9, 2021 2:22 am

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Democratic leaders spoke out against the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom following the recall campaign’s Sunday announcement of collecting nearly 2 million signatures.

Since late last year, the RecallGavin2020 campaign has quickly gained in strength. More than 1 million signatures alone were collected in a span of less than 3 months following several transgressions by the Governor, including locking down the state again, failing to assist businesses during the lockdown, initially botching the statewide vaccine rollout, failing to act quickly on the $31 billion EDD fraud case, lying about attending a non-social distanced and non-mask party at an elite restaurant in November despite him chastising Californians only days before for not following state guidelines, and other numerous COVID-19 and economic related issues.

This led to Newsom’s popularity dipping to below 50% last month, and signature gathering to accelerate to more than 100,000 per week. It also led to President Joe Biden formally opposing the recall effort. However, due to the campaign reaching the threshold of 1.95 million – 1.495 million valid signatures plus 500,000 reserve in case of invalid signatures – many other leaders refused to join the announcement against the Recall due to it not yet being official.

But with the recall election now all but official, Democratic leaders have officially begun opposing the effort en masse.

“Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall Gavin Newsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID,” tweeted Senator Sanders on Monday. “Extremist Republicans have done enough to undermine democracy already. We must all unite to oppose the recall in California.”

Others tweeted similar messages of support or retweeted Sanders tweet on Monday, creating a larger unified front even before the final signatures were counted.

“Biden and Sanders, two of the most prominent Democrats, are now publicly opposed to the recall,” former lobbyist Harry Schultz, who had helped lobby during the 2003 Gray Davis recall, told the Globe on Monday. “Thing is, this may not help the Democrats as much as they think. Sanders is very liberal, and only speaks to the left leaning side of the party. Biden, for many, is only working because he’s not Trump. That’s not a unifying force, but it may give pause to some Democrats looking to enter the race just in case Newsom is voted out for sure.”

“Look at what happened in 2003 during the recall. Democrats still backed [former Governor] Gray Davis, but he had so little voter support the Democrats still put forward a major candidate, then-Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, to challenge Schwarzenegger and McClintock.”

“In 2021, the Republicans already have Cox and Faulconer up, but no Democrat. It’s a bold plan. Newsom is definitely in better shape than Davis was support-wise at this time in 2003, but there are still many more months to go. If Sanders and others scare potential candidates away, and Republicans can get the upset, the Democrats are out of luck. This may seem like an offhand tweet by Sanders, but it’s incredibly important. If anything, the California recall is getting more attention now, and we could have that circus atmosphere we had 18 years ago all over again. Except no movie stars running.”


More prominent Democrats and Republicans are expected to weigh in on the recall election in the coming weeks as more signatures are verified and a recall election will be most likely announced.

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19 thoughts on “Sen. Bernie Sanders and National Democratic Party Leaders Denounce California Recall

  1. Bernie the Marxist @$$hole can SHOVE IT where the sun does not shine! EXTREMIST DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE ENOUGH TO UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY ALREADY !

  2. “Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall @GavinNewsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID.”

    So, it’s the Republicans’ fault that hundreds of thousands of Californians have lost their jobs, their kids can’t attend school and be properly educated, and families can’t pay their rent or put food on the table?

    That’s so strange, because it seems abundantly clear that those things are Gavin Newsom’s fault.

    1. @ShowandTell, those tweets give me hope!
      I reminds of my Nana. When she was arguing, she would end with, “What’s right is right!”

      I love that the Bernie Bros. laid it down for ‘Ol Bernie.

  3. Absolutely hilarious. The leftie leadership is starting to freak out about California. This is a good thing.

  4. Bernie the rebel rouser from Vermont is going to lecture us about outing a dictator who has ruined the lives of many. It makes sense, coming from the guy who has a couple of million dollar estates pushing communist ideology, while serving the good people of Vermont.

    Yes, peasants listen to your dear leaders, they know better than you.
    Where is Queeg when you need him?

  5. I love reading articles like this. You know the old saying, “No publicity is bad publicity.” Every time the recall gets mentioned in the popular press, the more real it becomes.

  6. I’m no right-wing Republican. I’m a freedom-loving American Patriot.

    Bernie Sanders is just another rotten communist degenerate. Just like Gavin Newsom

    1. “Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.”

      Uh huh….

  7. Hay, make no mistake, the boy from Brooklyn-is now enjoying the joy of Swamp life–fully—-and with full throated defense of political corruption—

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