When California Gov. Gavin Newsom took the lectern from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren here at Culver City High School on Saturday, his warning to the audience took a markedly national tone.
“You saw the Big Lie, you saw what happened on January 6, you have seen the voter suppression laws all across the country and you saw what just happened in Texas,” he said, referring to a number of Republican-led efforts that have infuriated Democrats. “We said last year, we all said this… the most important election in your lifetime was last November, defeating Donald Trump. But know this, we did not defeat Trumpism.”
Then he turned to his own fight: “It is still alive all across this country and… it has come to the state of California.”