California Governor Gavin Newsom is currently facing calls to resign and a recall effort made against him following his response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. In an attempt at maintaining a united Democratic party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned California Democrats against running in the gubernatorial special elections.
This week, Pelosi warned California Democrats against running in what is likely a special gubernatorial recall election. The House Speaker’s comments are in lockstep with Newsom in his efforts to maintain party unity as a special recall election appears more likely to happen in the state. Newsom’s team has been ramping up efforts early on to prevent any internal conflicts in the Democratic party.