California Governor Gavin Newsom just revealed who he hopes wins the 2024 presidential election, and it’s not Joe Biden.
The Golden State governor, who last year faced an interest recall effort, says he hopes Kamala Harris becomes president.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“I’m hopeful that she’s the next president of the United States,” he said in an interview.
He explained Harris has been a political ally in their shared state of California and that he doesn’t intend on changing that anytime soon. The vice president even campaigned on his behalf when he faced a recall vote in 2021.
Newsom then reiterated his disinterest in pursuing the presidency in 2024.
“Yeah, I mean, I have sub-zero interest,” the Democrat said. “It’s not even on my radar.”
However, some say he isn’t telling the truth. Journalist Jonathan Martin claimed Newsom is “so read up on Ron DeSantis and what’s happening in Florida” and that “he can smell that matchup from a mile away. He knows what’s happening on Fox News, and he can speak at great length about what the California story is versus the Florida story.”
Martin referenced former President Ronald Regan in a tweet directed at Newsom’s alleged disinterest in the presidency.
Despite Newsom’s support, Kamala has experienced dismal approval ratings since becoming Vice President and members of her own party have even expressed their disappointment in her.