Vice President Kamala Harris told a reporter on Wednesday that she plans to campaign for California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as he faces a recall election vote in the state.
The comment by Harris was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday.
Newsom faces a difficult recall election on Sept. 14 after more than 1.7 million verified signatures forced a vote two years before the end of his term.
The governor has faced much criticism for his strict lockdown orders during the pandemic. In addition, Newsom was found breaking his own quarantine rules during a high profile dinner where he dined maskless while the state was under stay at home orders.
The Blaze noted, “Dozens of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring, which means that if voters choose to remove Newsom, the vote for his replacement could be split in many directions and the victor could win with only a fraction of the total vote.”
They noted that according to the Associated Press, a winner could potentially receive 25% or less of the vote.
Harris could make a strong difference in the recall election through her campaigning, as she previously served as senator in the Golden State.
The clock is ticking down to Newsom’s recall and the nation will be watching closely. If Harris does get involved, expect Americans to be upset at her actions in her home state while continuing to avoid efforts to stop the crisis at the nation’s southern border.