Gavin Newsom Blames Republicans for January 6 Riots in Inaugural Address
SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.) slammed Republican lawmakers in his inaugural address Friday in an event timed to mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
“The ugliness that overflowed on January 6, 2021, we know this, was in fact decades in the making,” Newsom said in his address, adding that the riots were “fomented by people who have a very different vision of America’s future.” The governor also made thinly veiled jabs at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.), slamming states that “silence speech, fire teachers, kidnap migrants, subjugate women … and even demonize Mickey Mouse.”