Gavin Newsom just surprised a lot of people by vetoing a new Bill that was pro-trans and anti-conservative values.
So, has he suddenly seen the light?
Suddenly upholding traditional values?
I’ll explain more what’s really going on in just a minute, but first here are the details:
Gavin Newsom's veto of bill forcing judges to consider parents' willingness to 'trans' kids in custody battles leads to speculation of presidential run https://t.co/ftD5pmroMU
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 23, 2023
On the surface, it IS good news….
A temporary win.
Gov Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB 957 and SB 599.
Both these bills would have caused irreversible damage to families under going custody disputes. Children were being weaponized and we are thankful the Gov has made the right move to veto these two bills.
Our team had… pic.twitter.com/dYbCWDqaP3
— Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids (@PERK_GROUP) September 23, 2023
But is it a pyrrhic victory?
Let’s look deeper.
Many believe this was all a setup so he could veto it and appeal to the “center” amidst a coming Presidential run:
Gavin Newsom’s veto is a huge tell:
1. He absolutely has presidential ambitions
2. Democrats know they are losing on this issue https://t.co/VTt0a860sm
— Anna Hoffman (@shoesonplease) September 23, 2023
Here’s a zoom in on his letter which you can find here:
It makes the most sense that this is just a long term strategy play.
This man is bad news.
He didn’t suddenly change his colors.
I like hoe James Lindsay sums it up: Be happy for the win, but beware it’s really something worse down the road.
Never trust their motives. Be glad this happened and also see it as a stepping stone to something worse.https://t.co/KAXRKLpUTo
— James Lindsay, walking the other way (@ConceptualJames) September 23, 2023
Also, the Bill may STILL pass.
Wouldn’t that be something….
Newsom gets his good PR and they still pass the Bill through a super-majority override of the veto:
“However, this is not the end for AB957, as both chambers have a Democratic super-majority that could override Newsom's veto.”🤔
— Grizzly Joe 🇺🇸🇮🇱@CPAC 2024 2/21-24/24 👊 (@GrizzlyJoeShow) September 23, 2023
RedState had more details:
In a very stunning and pleasant surprise, Friday evening California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 957, which would have required judges in California to consider a parent’s affirmation of their child’s gender identity in custody disputes.
Newsom’s veto is a huge win for parental rights and a shocking rebuke for the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Senate. However, this is not the end for AB957, as both chambers have a Democratic super-majority that could override Newsom’s veto.
Everyone in California expected Newsom to sign the bill, especially since the overwhelming majority of Democrats either voted for the bill or did not vote to save face in front of their constituents.
Assembly agreed to some state procedural Senate amendments, meaning that the measure has officially passed and will now be headed to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.
The divisive governor, who has made gender identity and a war on parents key parts of his platform, is almost certain to sign it. The only thing that might give him pause is that this law may not play so favorably to the rest of the country as it does to many of the extremists in the Golden State.
his could potentially complicate any presidential ambitions Hair Gel may have down the road.
California Democrats shocked the state when both chambers passed the bill, causing massive outrage among parents all over the state. To say that opponents of the bill were speechless is an understatement.
What do you think?