As Governor Gavin Newsom currently faces a likely recall election, former California refugees to the Sunshine State have organized a press conference to express their frustrations with Newsom ahead of his debate with Sean Hannity on Fox News.
The press conference is being held in West Palm Beach, Florida in the same county where Sean Hannity lives, and it will be attended by California ex-pats who have relocated to Florida to escape Newsom’s “restrictive policies.” The refugees to the Sunshine State, who are mostly Republican, seek to draw attention to Newsom’s policies, which they believe have ruined California’s quality of living and economic opportunities.
While the press conference is mainly targeted at giving the former California refugees a chance to air their grievances against Newsom, the organizers also have the larger aim of influencing the upcoming debate between Newsom and Hannity that is set for Monday night. At the conference, the refugees will have an opportunity to share their stories and make the case to other voters of why they believe Newsom’s policies are damaging for the state.
The press conference is set to be led by former California refugees to Florida and also supported by Republican leaders in the state. This will make it an important event for both Newsom and FEMA as they work to counter the anti-Newsom press from the Sunshine State ahead of the Hannity/Newsom debate.
For many years Californians have fled to the Sunshine State, and the press conference is likely to bring a wide range of voices from those who have experienced Newsom’s policies firsthand. It will be an interesting event to follow, and a good measure of how much support Newsom can expect from the former California refugees to Florida ahead of his upcoming debate.