Gov. Gavin Newsom is just another vacuous left-wing Democrat who only gets a pass for his hypocrisy because so many Californians reflexively vote for his party.
A week ago, Newsom won plaudits from his fawning liberal base for declaring that in 2035, California will no longer allow vehicles with internal combustion engines to be sold in the state — only electric vehicles.
But this week, galaxy brain appealed to state residents, asking them to cut back on — wait for it — electricity use because the state can barely keep up with demand during the current heatwave. And now he’s getting blasted for it.
Former California assemblyman Chuck DeVore warned during a Fox News interview that people “underestimate” the incredible increase in power needed to charge EVs and that what they are seeing now is a look into things to come.
“This is a glimpse into America’s future. It certainly is a glimpse into one path. I would argue it’s the wrong path, but look at this issue with the electric vehicles,” he said.
“I think it’s very interesting that California only has 600,000 electric vehicles on the road today out of about 20 million or so operational. If they ban internal combustion engines, you’re looking at about 2 million new electric vehicles a year and they can’t even handle 600,000,” he continued. “You’re looking at about 14 percent of California’s grid dedicated to electric vehicles when people come home from working.
“And if all those cars charge at the same time, that’s about one-seventh of what the grid is requiring to operate in those evening hours where things are real tight. I think we’re getting a glimpse into the future if we go all-electric and people are just constantly underestimating the enormous amount of electricity needed to make this happen,” DeVore, who now lives in Texas, added.
Newsom’s appeal was widely mocked by the right.
“They don’t have rolling blackouts in Florida,” conservative commentator Tomi Lahren noted.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 4, 2022
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) noted: “If you ever come down for a visit, take notes about how you’re supposed to run a state.”
BYRON DONALDS TO GAVIN NEWSOM: "If you ever come down for a visit, take notes about how you’re supposed to run a state”https://t.co/uxPb8XmS36
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) September 3, 2022
His remarks came after a report claimed that Newsom’s in-laws donated to GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and bought a home in the Sunshine State, Florida Politics reported.
“Gavin Newsom, I want to formally welcome your in-laws to my district in the beautiful, lower-taxed, safer, and freedom-loving city of Naples, Florida. If you ever come down for a visit, take notes about how you’re supposed to run a state,” Donalds said. “Gov. Ron DeSantis has the blueprint.”
.@GavinNewsom, I want to formally welcome your in-laws to my district in the beautiful, lower-taxed, safer, and freedom-loving city of Naples, Florida.
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) September 2, 2022
NEW: Not only did Gavin Newsom's in-laws give money to a DeSantis PAC, they actually **moved** from California to Florida during the pandemic.
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) September 2, 2022
“Hey Gavin Newsom: Red States with Republican Governors have less homeless, lower crime, higher education, affordable housing, low cost fuel, plentiful water and they don’t have rolling blackouts,” former California lawman Orrin Heatlie added.
Hey Gavin Newsom: Red States with Republican Governors have less homeless, lower crime, higher education, affordable housing, low cost fuel, plentiful water and they don’t have rolling blackouts. Riddle me this?! JOKER! pic.twitter.com/0n0MgkdN5z
— Orrin Heatlie (@recallgavin2020) September 4, 2022