Gov. Gavin Newsom says Democrats need to organize 'with more ferocity of focus' against 'the ruthlessness of the Republican Party'




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  • 2022-07-18 03:36:14Z
  • By Business Insider
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom  
  • Gavin Newsom said the Democratic Party must rally with "ferocity" against the GOP.

  • He said Democrats are up against the "ruthlessness" of the GOP.

  • "The facts aren't on their side, but they're dominating the narrative," he added of the GOP.

In an interview aired this weekend, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the Democratic Party and its supporters need to rally and organize with "ferocity" to combat the "ruthlessness" of the Republican Party.

Newsom made the comments on a July 16 episode of "The Issue Is," a show hosted on Fox LA by anchor Elex Michaelson. He was responding to a question about what more the party could do to support President Joe Biden if he were to run in 2024.

"You have to also recognize what you're up against, and right now, we're up against the ruthlessness of the Republican Party," Newsom said.

"That's not a cheap shot. You see what's happening to all the progress we've made in the 21st century, all of the rights that we in many ways have taken for granted that had been afforded since the 60s, are being rolled back in real-time," Newsom said. "This is a totally different moment."

He added that the Democratic Party must "wake up with a different mindset" that goes beyond being collaborative.

"That's where the party comes in. The Democrats need the Democratic Party - not the president, not the speaker - the party, the infrastructure, I think, has to organize with more ferocity of focus, more determination to set the agenda, set the course, and put the other party on the defense," Newsom said.

"The facts aren't on their side, but they're dominating the narrative," he added, referring to the GOP. "And in this world right now, you dominate the narrative, you win. And that's what I'm worried about."

Speculation has swirled that Newsom might look to secure the 2024 presidential nomination himself. Earlier this month, Newsom hit out at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis - who's seen as a potential challenger to Trump in the GOP presidential primary - by running an ad encouraging Floridians to move to California.

Newsom, however, maintains that he is not currently planning to run for president.

"I've tried to say 'no, no way' in every way I possibly can," Newsom previously told Michaelson of the possibility that he may run for president.

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