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That bill is now on the verge of being repealed, adding yet another ‘L’ to Gavin Newsom’s record.
A huge embarrassment for Newsom and the Supermajority.
Their COVID medical censorship law has been so thoroughly condemned across the political spectrum and so roundly rejected by courts that the Legislature is repealing its own law a year after passage. pic.twitter.com/7ZChvUSfIv
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) September 11, 2023
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.”
BIG NEWS: A few days ago, SB815 was quietly amended to include a provision that will repeal AB2098, the doctor censorship law. I guess the state doesn't feel good about its chances of prevailing since we obtained a preliminary injunction against this unconstitutional law. pic.twitter.com/cRxdx7QH2Z
— Laura Powell (@LauraPowellEsq) September 11, 2023
Gavin Newsom is now abandoning his appalling Covid misinformation bill. It was an absolute disgrace for California and the Democratic Party when he signed this bill a year ago. What a loser. https://t.co/aarBbLJ1ek
— Eli Klein (@TheEliKlein) September 11, 2023
🧑⚕️ 🦠 💪🏿 WHOA! I guess Gavin Newsom must have been given a copy of the Constitution because they’re planning to repeal AB2098, California’s unconstitutional physician censorship law that would take your license away for “COVID misinformation formation.” It was wrong then, it’s… https://t.co/pABTeB8Gp9
— Houman David Hemmati, MD, PhD (@houmanhemmati) September 11, 2023
Their COVID medical censorship law has been so thoroughly condemned across the political spectrum and so roundly rejected by courts that the Legislature is repealing its own law a year after passage.
California is a shtshow. Never should have passed to begin with #1A
— Dr. Lynn Fynn-derella🐭 (@Fynnderella1) September 13, 2023
Naturally, Newsom is already backtracking on all of his COVID decisions by playing the “we didn’t know” card:
Newsom on California's extreme Covid restrictions: "We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We’re experts in hindsight."
His kids attended private school in person while millions of kids in CA were barred from school entirely.https://t.co/iznBDIWMLT
— David Zweig (@davidzweig) September 11, 2023
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.”
Gavin Newsom Says California ‘Would Have Done Everything Differently’ on COVID
“I think science took a bit hit…It should be alarming to all of us that all of sudden how it became partisan.” pic.twitter.com/lU0o5eV5lf
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) September 10, 2023
Newsom is now admitting he botched California's COVID response. But this is not, as he claims, a matter of "hindsight" being 20/20. We fought back against his disastrous decisions at the time because they so clearly ran afoul of science, common sense, and the basic precepts of a… pic.twitter.com/CTO05C5anz
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) September 10, 2023
.@TheLeoTerrell: "[Gavin Newsom] is a weasel…
Our kids suffered [during COVID] – Private businesses suffered – Churches suffered – Because Gavin Newsom was only interested in those who gave him Democratic dollars." pic.twitter.com/65kmWGvdSg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 12, 2023