There is no doubt in the minds of many political pundits that Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is positioning himself to replace President Joe Biden at the top of Democrats’ 2024 ticket.
However, Newsom still has political fires to put out in his home state.
And now actor Mario Lopez just dropped an epic truth bomb that has Newsom tasting the rainbow.
Gavin Newsom, the Grinch who stole Halloween
California’s Democrat Governor, Gavin Newsom, tries to disguise his far-Left political tendencies with charm and charisma.
That combo has propelled the former mayor of San Francisco to the top of the Democrat party, with some political insiders speculating Newsom is angling to replace President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee for the White House.
But any political ambitions Newsom may have for higher office aren’t motivating him to move to the middle.
California’s highest ranking elected official is governing to appease his woke supporters.
In fact, just in time for Halloween, he’s even gone as far as banning a popular candy.
But the move isn’t sitting well with the sweet tooth of some of the Golden State’s top celebrities.
Mario Lopez vs. Gavin Newsom
Newsom signed a bill that outlaws products containing red dye No. 3, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, and propylparaben in foods.
Those are common ingredients found in soda, sweets, and processed foods.
The new law will ban 12,000 products in California, including Skittles.
The ban has many state residents seeing red, and not because they’re enjoying a strawberry Skittle.
Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all time high in CA… Let’s focus on Skittles pic.twitter.com/ohWQcUcQjf
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) October 10, 2023
Actor and television host Mario Lopez believes Newsom has his priorities upside down – and he’s not going to let the Governor be saved by the bell.
“Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all-time high in (California)…Let’s focus on Skittles.” Lopez tweeted.
While some people replied saying it’s good to ban products that could potentially have cancerous material, there is no direct science showing Skittles gave anyone cancer.
Never mind that marijuana is legal in California, and according to a study from the University of Southern California, one joint has the equivalent cancerous carbon monoxide contents as four to five cigarettes.
Oh yeah, and smoking cigarettes – the activity the Centers for Disease Control reports to be the number one cause of lung cancer – is also legal in the People’s Republic of California.
But what can you expect from the state that was first to prohibit plastic straws.
California is a mess under Newsom’s watch
Television’s AC Slater brings up an interesting point.
One would think Newsom and the California legislature would have bigger fish to fry than making sure residents can no longer taste the rainbow.
Homelessness is out of control in the state.
In fact, a study from the State Senate’s Housing Committee found that 51% of all so-called “unsheltered people” have set up their tents or cardboard boxes in California.
Meanwhile, the opioid epidemic in the state is equally outrageous.
According to the self-described “non-profit newsroom” CalMatters, opioid-related deaths in the state spiked 121% between 2019 and 2021.
And a crime wave is crashing through California.
Violent crime rates have been on a steady upward trend in the state in recent years.
According to the state’s Department of Justice, violent crime was only up 1% year-over-year in 2020, but property crime was up 7.7% and homicides were up a whopping 31%.
The same source also reported violent crime was up 6.7% in 2021 and property crime increased 3%.
And last year, violent crime and property crime both spiked by about 6%.
Under Newsom’s Skittles ban, companies have three years to remove all the newly prohibited ingredients.
Otherwise, there will be no more Skittles for California’s homeless, drug addicts, and criminals.