On Wednesday, Democrat Governor of California Gavin Newsom said that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic was an opportunity to implement a “progressive” policies.
Newsom’s statement was in response to being asked if he believed the coronavirus “crisis” could be used to push for a “new progressive era.”
Newsom said, “absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.”
He continued, “And that shouldn’t put shivers up the spines of you know one party or the other. I think it’s an opportunity a new for both parties to come together and meet this moment and really start to think more systemically, not situationally, not just about getting out of this moment, but more sustainably and systemically to consider where we can go together in this historic moment if we meet it at a national level, in a state, and sub-national level.”
“So, the answer is yes,” Newsom concluded.
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: Coronavirus an opportunity to create a new "progressive era"
"We see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern." pic.twitter.com/LongRVqcMS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 2, 2020