Dahle, California Senate Republicans respond to Governor Newsom’s State of the State social media post

Nearly 100 days after promising an in-person State of the State speech, Governor Newsom finally released a social media video focused on claiming victory for failures and sowing partisan division.

Highlighting his self-proclaimed successes and pointing the finger at “Republicans in Congress” and “right-wing media” for the ills of the state, Newsom made little effort to outline a plan for the future.

Senator Brian Dahle at yesterday’s media scrum reacting to the governor’s State of the State social media video.

Joining Senator Brian Dahle to provide the Assembly Republican reaction was Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher. Click HERE to hear more from Senator Dahle.

“Newsom saying that ‘California is a state that gives a damn’ to then not even have the decency and respect to deliver the State of the State to the Legislature reeks of hypocrisy,” said Dahle. “Despite the governor’s claims, the real state of the state is that California is a hot mess under his failed leadership and we know this because of the massive budget hole. This governor has been wholly uninterested in the results of all the money he has squandered, and has fixated on focusing on Texas and Florida. Look, we have a leader who is more focused on fixing his hair than the real issues in our state, it’s no wonder businesses and Californians are leaving.”

“Newsom’s address pointed toward his self-proclaimed successes at the border, on fentanyl, on crime and on homelessness – all areas that remain of high concern for everyday Californians and that have worsened on his watch,” concluded Dahle.

California Senate Republicans highlight a list of Governor Newsom’s other ‘victories’ 

  • The Newsom Administration has spent $24 billion at homelessness, yet the state has the largest homeless population in the nation with more than 50 percent of the nation’s homeless.
  • Californians are 36 percent more likely to become victims of violent crime than the U.S. average and 45 percent more likely to fall victim to property crime.
  • Homeownership is twice as expensive in California than elsewhere in the country.
  • Gas prices are consistently the most expensive in the contiguous U.S.
  • Rents in California are on average $700 higher than the national average.
  • More than 50 percent of students in California are failing to read or write English at a basic level.
  • More than 65 percent of students in this state are failing to meet basic standards for math, and nearly 70 percent are failing standards for science.

About Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Brian Dahle represents California’s 1st Senate District, which contains all or portions of 15 counties, including Lassen, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Shasta. Also serving deferred areas of Tehama, Butte, Colusa and Glenn counties.