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Gov. Newsom forced a political pickle
Torunn Sinclair | March 21, 2019

Democrats in California’s congressional delegation are in a political pickle.

It’s been over a week since Governor Gavin Newsom announced his moratorium on California’s death penalty and these Democrats STILL won’t answer whether they support the moratorium.

They’ve evaded questions from both Politico and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Why won’t Democrats answer the question? They don’t want to have to choose between Newsom and their non-socialist democrat voters.

Voters in these Democrats’ districts overwhelmingly voted against repealing the death penalty in 2016 — often by a 2 to 1 margin.

The numbers speak for themselves.

  • 66.9% voted against repeal in CA-10 (now Josh Harder’s district)
  • 63.2% voted against repeal in CA-21 (now TJ Cox’s district)
  • 64.4% voted against repeal in CA-25 (now Katie Hill’s district)
  • 62.2% voted against repeal in CA-39 (now Gil Cisneros’ district)
  • 60.5% voted against repeal in CA-45 (now Katie Porter’s district)
  • 60.6% voted against repeal in CA-48 (now Harley Rouda’s district)
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