California Schedules to Reopen on June 15, yet Newsom Wants to Hold on to His ‘One-Man’ Rule

Today, Governor Newsom announced that he has no plans to relinquish his disastrous ‘one-man’ rule.

“If Newsom believes the state is safe enough to reopen, then it’s safe for people to be able to make decisions for themselves without his arbitrary and capricious rules,” said Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). “I believe it is time for him to hang up his crown and restore our democracy. In California, we don’t grow bananas, so there’s no need for a banana republic.

“Since the governor refuses to relinquish his crown, the Legislature should pass SCR 5 and do it for him.”

Republican Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 (SCR 5) which would terminate the governor’s emergency powers. Legislative Democrats have refused to schedule SCR 5 for committee hearings.