Calif. Gov. Newsom shares annual state-of-the-state address despite facing recall
UPDATED 9:32 AM PT – Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently commented out on California’s recovery from the coronavirus. This comes as the Democrat faces continued and increasing calls for his removal.
While addressing Californians from an empty Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Newsom claimed that since the start of the pandemic his administration’s public health orders have saved lives. He added, they were “the right thing to do.”
In an apparent attempt to brush off the mounting recall against him, Newsom briefly apologized for his missteps. “I’ve made mistakes, but we own them, learn from them and never stop trying,” he stated. “After all, that’s the California spirit.”
LIVE NOW: Governor @GavinNewsom will reflect on California’s journey through the pandemic and towards a brighter future in his State of the State address from @Dodgers Stadium. https://t.co/9uMbRejpW2
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) March 10, 2021
The governor went on to highlight the Golden State’s vaccine efforts, which has administered over 11 million doses of the vaccine. Meanwhile, more than 1.95 million signatures have been collected in order to recall the Democrat.