California Governor Gavin Newsom accused right-wing militia groups like the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters of initiating the recall campaign that appears set to trigger a recall election later this year.
During a Tuesday appearance on The View, host Joy Behar asked the California Democrat about the petition’s organizers, who have denied links to QAnon and other conspiracy groups. Newsom, whose recently launched anti-recall website directly implicates his Republican rivals by referring to the petition as “the Republican recall,” suggested those sorts of groups were directly involved with the campaign.
“The chief proponent of this recall petition supports putting microchips into migrants, into immigrants,” Newsom said. “The other proponents—the top 10 proponents, the people that are behind this—are members of the Three Percenters, the right-wing militia group, the Proud Boys, support of the insurrection, are folks that quite literally, enthusiastically, support QAnon conspiracies. And so that’s the origin here.”
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