It feels like the democrats’ perceived golden child is California governor Gavin Newsom.

Newsom has been bailed out of trouble more times than I can count, and he’s often spoken about as the next potential democrat presidential candidate.

Oddly enough, Newsome doesn’t have any real victories under his belt, other than surviving in the most woke cesspool of a state in the entire country.

He’s been responsible for some of the worst decisions, especially when it comes to COVID-19.

One of those decisions was pushing a medical censorship bill that aimed to punish doctors for “COVID misinformation.”


The unconstitutional AB2098 would have taken away the licenses of doctors who didn’t tow the line of what was considered misinformation about COVID-19.

That bill is now on the verge of being repealed, adding yet another ‘L’ to Gavin Newsom’s record.

The Los Angeles Times reports on the doomed bill:

Tucked into a state Senate bill revising aspects of the Medical Board of California is a brief but unambiguous clause undoing a controversial law that was intended to curb “dissemination of misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19.”

If the bill passes as expected this week, it will put an end to the saga of Assembly Bill 2098, a well-intentioned, poorly worded and ultimately doomed effort to curb the most flagrant cases of COVID-related falsehoods by people wielding medical licenses.

“We are happy that the Legislature is attempting to address the defects in last year’s legislation,” said Chessie Thacher, a senior attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, which filed amicus briefs in four separate lawsuits related to AB 2098. “As we argued in court, that bill was dangerously overbroad and confusing.”

AB 2098 applied to conversations between patients and their doctors about the patient’s care.

“When someone blatantly provides misinformation, totally inaccurate information — especially with intention — that harms patients,” then-Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician and co-author of the measure, said in October. “That takes away the patient’s ability to make appropriate decisions.”

Naturally, Newsom is already backtracking on all of his COVID decisions by playing the “we didn’t know” card:


Politico has more on Newsom’s attempt to backtrack:

Gov. Gavin Newsom said criticism of California’s tough Covid-19 restrictions was valid and he would have taken an entirely different approach, given what he knows now about the pandemic.

“I think we would’ve done everything differently,” Newsom said in a taped interview set to air on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

“I think all of us in terms of our collective wisdom, we’ve evolved. We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We’re experts in hindsight. We’re all geniuses now.”

Later in the interview Newsom responded to criticism of his state’s decisions by saying: “All of it’s legitimate in terms of reflection.”

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