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California Gov. Gavin Newsom leveled his latest attack on Republican governors while at a climate meeting in New York on Tuesday.
“Those conservative governors out there, Greg Abbott and others, they’re as dumb as they want to be and they’re just doubling down on stupid, and we will not follow their path,” he said at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting, according to KXTV in Sacramento.
The comment is just the most recent in a series of remarks aimed at GOP governors, leading to speculation Newsom could be running for president in 2024.
Last Friday, the California governor challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to a debate on immigration.
Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
“Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom tweeted. “Since you have only one overriding need – attention – let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election