California Governor Gavin Newsom has fought off a recall thanks to top Dem support and a mountain of cash from wealthy donors, while Fox host Tucker Carlson says General Milley committed treason against Trump.
California Governor Gavin Newsom easily fended off a recall effort garnering roughly 67 percent of voters against top Republican challenger Larry Elder thanks in part to a massive influx of cash from wealthy donors and support from top Democrats.
Newsom raked in over $70 million in donations allowing him to out-advertise his opponents on television and online, the New York Times reported.
Conservative and former radio host Larry Elder, the Republican challenger to Newsom, conceded the California recall late Tuesday after securing roughly 33 percent of voters, but told his supporters to “stay tuned,” The Hill reported.
“We may have lost the battle,” Elder said, “but we are going to win the war.
The New York Times reported that Newsom spent more on defeating the recall effort event than on his 2018 election. One Republican strategist said this should raise concerns for Democrats for 2022, recognizing that it was necessary to burn a mountain of cash to win in the most liberal state in America.
Among the wealthy donors who gave the highest amounts to Newsom include: Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings donated $3 million; real estate magnate George Marcus gave $1 million.; Dr. Priscilla Chan, a philanthropist and the wife of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, contributed $750,000; philanthropist George Soros gave $500,000; Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg gave $500,000.
Top Democrats rallied around the governor including President Joe Biden who traveled to California on the eve of the vote to voice support for Newsom. In a speech, Biden implied Elder was a “Trump clone.” Biden said a Republican governor would be anti-vaccine, anti-woman, anti-worker, a climate denier, and against a woman’s right-to-choose, The Hill reported.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Vice President Kamala Harris also appeared alongside Newsom in recent days, while President Barack Obama recorded a video in support of Newsom.
On Tuesday, reports emerged of a new book entitled “Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in which General Mark Milley claims he took secret, independent action to limit president Donald Trump from potentially ordering a military strike or launching nuclear weapons, and twice contacted his Chinese counterpart to warn China that the United States was not going to attack.
Following that announcement, Fox host Tucker Carlson called the actions of General Milley treasonous.
Carlson also pointed out that people are often ridiculed or called conspiracy nuts for claiming there exists a “deep state,” but that the actions of Milley are the very definition of actors within the government superseding democracy. Carlson said the term “deep state” isn’t strong enough.
Carlson likened Milley’s actions to a “coup in progress.” He said Milley’s actions, if true, represent authoritarian government, usurping presidential authority.
“It’s treason,” Carlson claimed, during his show on Fox. “It’s a crime.”
“And apparently, Mark Milley isn’t the only person implicated in it,” Carlson added. “Others knew it was happening. Our intelligence agencies almost certainly heard Mark Milley’s call.”
The Attorney General of Arizona, Mark Brnovich, filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Tuesday over its new policy mandating that private employers with 100 or more employees require all employees be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing, The Hill reported.
Last week, Biden announced the new policy will be issued through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and will take effect “in the coming weeks.”