California’s Newsom says coronavirus provides ‘opportunity’ to push progressive agenda

California’s Newsom says coronavirus provides ‘opportunity’ to push progressive agenda
California Governor Gavin Newsom. Axios on HBO video clip, YouTube

[Ed. – How could California get any more ‘progressive’ than it currently is?]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees an “opportunity” to use the coronavirus outbreak to usher in new progressive policies in his state and elsewhere in the country, he said Wednesday.

“Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity reshape the way we do business and how we govern,” he said during a virtual press conference.

The remark came near the end of a long, winding answer to a question about whether he saw “the potential” in the crisis for “a new progressive era” in state and national politics.

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“That shouldn’t put shivers up the spines of one party or the other,” he said. “I think it’s an opportunity anew for both parties to come together and meet this moment and really start to think more systemically, not situationally, not just about getting out of this moment.”

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