The Controversial Claim That’s Got Conservative Voters Up in Arms

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently sparked outrage among Republican voters when he tweeted that California is the “true freedom state.”

His tweet was met with a barrage of criticism from people who pointed out that California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, has high taxes, and has struggled with drug addiction issues.

Many also cited the state’s high cost of living and criticized Newsom for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has included imposing strict lockdowns and mask mandates.

Here’s What You Need To Know:

  • Newsom’s tweet claiming that California is a “true freedom state” was met with widespread derision from Republican voters
  • Critics pointed to California’s high taxes, strict gun control laws, and various other issues as evidence that the state is not a “freedom state”
  • Newsom has been criticized for his leadership and instances of hypocrisy, such as attending a luxurious dinner party while urging residents to avoid gatherings with their families during the holiday season
  • California has struggled with drug addiction issues and has some of the highest costs of living in the country
  • Newsom has also implemented strict COVID-19 lockdowns and mask mandates in the state.