Newsom makes case for Biden’s reelection during campaign stop in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the choice between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump is a choice between “daylight and darkness” at a Biden-Harris campaign rally near Pittsburgh on Friday.

“Liberalism and illiberalism is not a complicated choice,” Newsom told a group of about 100 people at Biden’s campaign office in Castle Shannon. “We’ve seen a regression of rights across the country, voting rights, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, not just access, by the way, to abortion, access to contraception.”

In his speech, Newsom compared decisions made by the Biden administration with those made by Trump and other Republican leaders in arguing for Biden’s reelection.

It was a solid show of support from the California governor, who, along with Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro, was subject of speculation as a possible replacement for Biden on the Democratic ticket if the president decides to drop out of the race. needy performance In Thursday’s presidential debate, Biden said he remains in the race, despite some calls for him to concede in favor of a younger candidate. Newsom will also appear at Biden’s rally in Bucks County on Saturday.

Gavin Newsom to Campaign for Biden in Pittsburgh and Bucks County

On Friday, Newsom cited the U.S. Department of Labor June Employment Report The White House reported that the US economy added 206,000 jobs in June it was noted in the statement that 15.7 million jobs have been created during Biden’s term.

“I know when Donald Trump steps off the golf course, he’ll learn once again how well this damn economy is doing in this context. 206,000 new jobs today” Newsom said: “I don’t believe we’re even having this discussion. I don’t believe we’re even defending the economy.”

He also pointed out 4,240 books banned from US schools and libraries in 2023 as an example of censorship under Republican leadership.

Trump has said repeatedly at rallies this year that he plans to hold mass deportations of illegal immigrants if elected. In Newsome’s home state of California, 27% of the population is foreign-born, according to the Public Policy Institute of California, in the latest data from 2022. Pew Research Center found that 1.9 million California residents in 2021 were undocumented immigrantsthe highest number of all states.

“You’re talking about families being torn apart. You’re talking about mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, children, grandchildren being thrown into detention camps as part of a mass deportation movement,” Newsom said. “This is the plan, the detailed plan that Donald Trump has put forth. As I said, day and night. This is an existential moment in American history.”

Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Before Newsome’s speech, Pennsylvania state Reps. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) and Nick Pisciottano (D-Allegheny) took turns emphasizing the importance of voting Democratic.

“We, as always, are the party of ideas and we make a difference for working people. That’s all the Democrats have ever been about,” Miller said. “I know one person who knows every issue when it comes to working people, and that’s Joe Biden.”

Pisciotano, who is running to succeed retiring state senator jim brewster said the Biden-Harris campaign is “investing in Democrats at all levels.”

“We need to send Bob Casey back to the United States Senate,” Pisciottano said.. “We need to send Chris Deluzio and Summer Lee back to Congress. We need to win the race for attorney general because we need an attorney general in Pennsylvania who will uphold and enforce the rule of law.”

Newsom has appeared on President Biden’s behalf at campaign events across the country, including Michigan on July 4thAt a rally at the Lebanon Shops in Castle Shannon, he said he had missed his daughter’s 12th birthday as a result.

In an energetic speech, Newsom apologized for his “somewhat sober” approach to the issue of abortion in the United States.

“This is very personal for all of us, we have children and grandchildren,” Newsom said.

Talked about 12-Year-Old Girl Who Was Raped, Gave Birth to Baby in MississippiAlthough Mississippi has an exception that allows abortion in cases of rape, after Roe v. Wade was overturned, there are no longer any abortion facilities in the state, and her mother was unable to cover the costs associated with traveling to the nearest one in Chicago.

Former President Donald Trump appointed three conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court who voted for the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

“She just turned 13. Now she’s wondering who’s going to take care of her child when she starts seventh grade. This is Donald Trump’s America. This is the world we live in and the tyranny of Donald Trump and this Supreme Court,” Newsom said.

Newsom said Pennsylvanians’ votes are crucial to a Democratic victory.

“When it comes to California, we are about increasing public support, but it is literally about the future, the fate, the future of democracy in Pennsylvania,” Newsom said.

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