On Fox News, California Gov. Gavin Newsom aired a TV advertisement Monday targeting Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s leadership.
“It’s Independence Day. So why not talk about what’s going on in the United States? In your state, freedom is under assault. Your Republican officials are restricting access to education and free speech in schools, as well as criminalizing women and doctors.” Newsom announced.
According to CNN, Newsom paid Fox News $105,000 to run the advertisement during their Independence Day programming.
“All of you living in Florida, join the fight or come join us in California. Where we still believe in freedom. Speech is free here. You have a choice. There is no tolerance for hatred here. And the capacity to love,” Newsom stated while calling out to Floridians to participate in defending their liberties. “Don’t let them take your freedom.”
In a 20-minute phone interview with CNN, Newsom unveiled the ad, calling DeSantis a fraud, a bully, an authoritarian, a phony conservative, and “DeSantos,” according to the network.
During an interview with CNN, Newsom said that this was not a campaign announcement in 2024 or 2028. ‘Sub-Zero Interest’ says Gavin Newsom doesn’t want to run for president, and supports Kamala Harris instead.)
Desantis refused an interview with CNN, but his campaign spokesman Dave Abrams told the network that “Gavin Newsom may as well set a stack of cash on fire.”
“Give him the popcorn for his laughable attempt to attract California refugees fleeing his state’s hellhole to come to Florida,” said Abrams, according to CNN.
“The rules of engagement have changed,” California’s governor Gavin Newsom tells CNN. “You’ve got to go after them.”