Gov. Gavin Newsom highly criticized outing at one of California’s most exclusive fine-dining restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic this month, has reignited talks of a recall, according to reports.
The recall campaign was given new life after a judge last week granted conservative activists a 120-day extension, until March 17, to continue gathering recall signatures.
The campaign is supported by a committee, Rescue California, which is headed up by former California GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, who described the court ruling as a potential “game-changer,” according to Politico.
The activists also hope to capitalize on Newsom’s latest misstep during the outbreak, which prompted him to avoid reporters for a week despite an increase in coronavirus cases, the paper reported.
California Republicans successfully helped to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, as voters replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger back in 2003.