WATCH: Republican says he’ll challenge Newsom if Recall effort succeeds

Republican John Cox, who ran against California Governor Gavin Newom in 2018, says he will challenge him again if the recall effort succeeds.

Appearing on Fox News, Cox accused Newsom of “epic mismanagement” of the pandemic.

“It’s in dysfunction, almost every aspect of life,” Cox said, adding the quality of life for Californians has been destroyed due to “cost of living, high poverty rate, high taxes, and high housing costs.”

Recall organizers must obtain 1.5 million signatures by March 17th to get a referendum on the ballot.  They are currently at over 1.2 million. 

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