California Governor Gavin Newsom is under fire after calling a group of cargo train thieves “gangs of people.”
Yes you read that right, it is not Gavin Newsom’s poor mismanagement of California or him holding accountability for those who have let their districts go down the drain, over run with murders, homelessness and crime….. It’s using the word “gangs” that has landed him in hot water.
During a news conference Newsom said:
“This is not one-off. This is organized theft. These are organized gangs of people that are coming out,” before clarifying: ‘Forgive me for saying “gangs” — that’s not a pejorative.
“They’re organized groups of folks that move from site to site.”
The highly disliked Democrat also likening the site of the freight train package thefts to a shanty town exclaiming: “It looked like a third world country, these images, the drone images that were on the nightly news.”
“I took off the suit and tie and said I’m coming because I couldn’t take it,” he added. “I can’t turn on the news anymore. What the hell is going on?” seemingly taking ZERO responsibility for the dire state on the Nations LARGEST population.
Newsom’s commentary comes as thieves are targeting freight cards as they leave a packing depot, nabbing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods – including COVID tests – many of which are quickly discarded by the side of the railroad tracks.
Although he announced a multiagency effort to clean-up the tracks, hold the thieves accountable and attempt to deter theft, Newsom was met with backlash over his comments with some critics mocking the irony of his apology.
“Gov. Gavin Newsom is an idiot. He called LA area a ‘Third World Country’ because of ‘Gangs’, then apologizes for calling them gangs!’ wrote Twitter user @CJ4America.
“Hahaha the most Newsom thing ever – pretending to get mad about crime increase but then apologizing for using the word “gangs,”‘ echoed @TrajanSF who apparently resides in San Francisco.
Some blasted the governor for even having the “audacity” to compare Los Angeles to a third-world nation, while others alleged his policies were responsible for the appearance.
“Gavin Newsom now thinks California looks like a third world country…”Republican congressional candidate Errol Webber tweeted. “He’s the one who made it this way!”
“Yesterday in LA Gavin Newsom said “we look like a third-world country.” The definition of a gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth,”echoed state Rep. Kevin Kiley.