Gavin Newsom’s In-Laws Like DeSantis Better-Donate to Him Instead of Sonny Boy
Democrat Governor of California Gavin Newsom has been a vocal critic of Governor DeSantis, going as far as running TV ads attacking DeSantis. Still, his in-laws seem to approve of the Republican governor.
According to the PAC’s official website, the Siebel Family Revocable Trust made a $5,000 donation to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC.
Fox News reported the trust is run by Kenneth F. Siebel Jr. and Judith A. Siebel, the parents of Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel.
The Federal Election Commission’s filings show Kenneth Siebel’s long history of donating to GOP candidates. Recent contributions include Tom Cotton, Ron Johnson, and Josh Hawley.
Many on Twitter have pointed out the hilarity of the situation.
This might Newsom’s biggest L yet and that’s saying something https://t.co/w6CWPtda0V
— DeSantis 2022 Fan 🇺🇸 (@DeSantisFan2024) August 31, 2022
I am not sure you are seeing this right way. It says more about DeSantis than Newsom.
— Crusader369⚡️🗡🛡🪃 (@Crusader369) August 31, 2022
Gavin Newsom’s father-in-law donated to Ron DeSantis. That is objectively hilarious.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) August 31, 2022
The donation comes while Newsom increasingly rails against DeSantis, criticizing him publicly and even running attack ads.
One of Newsom’s ads attacked DeSantis for attacking freedom and encouraged Floridians to move back to California, where they “still believe in freedom.” Here, Newsom is referencing DeSantis-backed laws against abortion and sexuality taught in classrooms as infringing on freedom.
DeSantis responded by attacking Newsom for generally lousy governance, with an implied focus on his handling of COVID-19, which largely drove the exodus from his state. DeSantis noted he saw a lot of California license plates in Florida, but that wasn’t true for the Golden State.
“If you go to California, you ain’t seeing very many Florida license plates.”
Newsom also recently attacked DeSantis for using “pejorative” terms regarding Dr. Fauci and his policies over COVID-19, while in the same breath referring to him as a bully.
NEW: Governor Newsom calls out Ron DeSantis and his radical GOP as bullies.
That's a Newson win!pic.twitter.com/yYrTh5RLBA
— Newsom Wins (@NewsomWins) August 26, 2022
This feud may be a precursor for what’s to come, as Newsom and DeSantis are seen as top contenders for the 2024 presidential election, especially if Biden and Trump sit out.
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