As Governor Jerry Brown leaves office, he blasts rural voters and pardons immigrants facing deportation
January 02, 2019 21 Commentson
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will officially become governor on Jan. 7th. On his way out of office, our current governor is leaving in his trademark "Moonbeam" style. For openers, Jerry Brown blamed rural Californians for not wanting higher taxes to help fight climate change.
Chuck Todd, host of MSNBC’s "Meet the Press," asked about how California’s new gas tax hurts rural residents who need cars because they don’t have access to public transportation. He cited an article from CityLab, which said the gas tax "punishes people for not having access to transit options," but Brown bowled right over Todd’s research and blamed rural Californians for not being on board with his agenda.