By CBS13 Staff/DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021 astatine 3:32 pm
Vice President Kamala Harris volition sojourn California’s Bay Area adjacent week to run for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces imaginable removal from bureau successful a Sept. 14 callback election.
Symone Sanders, Harris’ main spokesperson, tweeted Saturday that the vice president would sojourn connected Wednesday. Sanders aboriginal confirmed that the travel is for Newsom’s governmental benefit.
Harris was acceptable to run with Newsom successful precocious August connected her mode backmost to the U.S. aft a week of events and appearances successful Singapore and Vietnam. But she postponed the California halt and returned to Washington due to the fact that of events successful Afghanistan arsenic the U.S. raced to evacuate Americans, allies and susceptible Afghans earlier an Aug. 31 deadline.
President Joe Biden supports Newsom, a chap Democrat and first-term governor, and the White said precocious past period that Biden would question to California connected Newsom’s behalf.
“Well, I would say, first, I tin corroborate the president does inactive program to spell and run for Gov. Newsom successful California,” White House property caput Jen Psaki told reporters astatine her Aug. 25 briefing. “I don’t person a day for you astatine this constituent successful time, but that is still, certainly, his plan.”
A Biden travel to California has not been announced. The president has spent the past mates of weeks consumed by developments successful Afghanistan, arsenic good arsenic monitoring the national effect to almighty and deadly hurricanes that slammed Gulf Coast and Northeastern states.
Biden surveyed the hurricane aftermath successful Louisiana connected Friday, and volition analyse wreckage successful New Jersey and New York City connected Tuesday. Next weekend, Biden volition people the 20th day of the Sept. 11 violent attacks with stops successful New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Californians launched the callback effort against Newsom mostly due to the fact that of pandemic-induced choler implicit his stay-at-home orders, occupation losses from concern closures and shuttered schools.
Newsom is besides facing fallout from a multibillion-dollar fraud ungraded astatine the authorities unemployment bureau portion weathering a nationalist shaming for not wearing a disguise arsenic helium dined with friends and lobbyists astatine an exclusive edifice past autumn though helium had been telling residents to enactment location for their safety.
Last week, assemblage and labour leaders and their supporters rallied successful Oakland to promote Californians to ballot “no” connected the effort to callback Governor Newsom.
MORE NEWS: Airola Fire In Calaveras County Contained
Californians volition ballot September 14 connected whether oregon not to footwear Newsom retired of bureau 3 years into his archetypal word aft being elected successful a landslide.