The California Democratic Party is facing backlash after referring to the campaign to recall Gov. “This recall effort, which really ought to be called the California coup, is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers in groups who encourage violence on our democratic institutions,” said Rusty Hicks, chairman of the California Democratic Party. A spokesman for Newsom did not respond to a request for comment about the party calling the recall effort a coup. AdvertisementIt’s common and fair game to paint your opponents as extremists, said Rob Stutzman, a Republican political consultant who has not endorsed the recall effort. “I’m extremely disappointed and disturbed to see [the California Democratic Party] using this language,” tweeted Samantha Corbin, a Sacramento lobbyist and Democrat.
Source: Los Angeles Times January 13, 2021 00:33 UTC