Written by Sebastian Acosta
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who just launched an exploratory committee for a campaign for governor, has endorsed a statewide petition for the governor’s recall.
The petition states that Newsom “has failed Californians,” citing unaffordable housing, record homelessness, rising crime, failing schools, exploding pension debt and a locked-down population while prisons are emptied.
So far, according to the petition website, 911,000 Californians have been signed. By its deadline in mid-march, the petition will need 1,495,709 signatures from registered voters. This means the campaign is more than half-way there.
Faulconer said in a Saturday tweet, “It’s a new year. We need a new governor. Jobs are leaving, homelessness is skyrocketing, and the state can’t even issue unemployment checks to people struggling right now to get by.”
Faulconer stressed the need for new leadership on Monday.
“When we look at what hasn’t been happening from the governor’s office, the conflicting rules and regulation in terms of COVID, the hypocrisy, all of the other issues that have also been ignored here in California in terms of homelessness skyrocketing, our schools still aren’t open, this is frustration across the board,” Faulconer said on Fox.
Photo via Kevin Faulconer’s Twitter