The Recall Newsom campaign stopped in Bakersfield Thursday as they tour around the state calling for voters to oust the current governor. In front of the Kern County Courthouse, District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer says we’ve seen unprecedented rises in crime contrary to what the governor claims. Zimmer says Newsom used his emergency power like a dictator which led to the release of 30,000 inmates from correctional facilities many of which have re-offended. The District Attorney calls on the public to vote in the September recall election and change who leads the state.
Crime victims also spoke at the press conference. The parents of those who had been murdered shared stories of how their children’s killer are either free or no longer up for the death penalty due to a moratorium. One of the speakers refuted claims of this being a partisan recall election saying he is a registered Democrat and wants to see the Governor voted out.