Arnold Schwarzenegger, who became governor of California in 2003 after being recalled, said Gavin comforted him. Newsom kept his business.
“I think the voters made the right decision,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview Wednesday, a day after the Democratic Government defeated Newsom’s recall. “It’s better to stay with someone you know what to do than with someone who comes off as stupid and changes everything.”
Still, the Republican added that he is hopeful the special election is a “wake-up call” for Newsom that “makes him perform better.”
The 74-year-old movie star declined to say how she voted in the special election. Although Schwarzenegger has been a fierce critic of former President Trump in recent years, he has largely avoided weighing in on efforts to replace Newson.
However, in a FaceTime interview with The Times in his sunny Brentwood backyard, Schwarzenegger talked about the recall, the future of the state GOP, and what he’s working on these days. He has just returned from a trip to Germany to promote his climate change agenda. He is fully invested in efforts to stop gerrymandering during the redistribution process that is currently underway.
He is busy in Hollywood, including the sequel to “Twins,” which he shot with Danny DeVito in 1988, “Triplets.” He is raising donations for the “After School All Stars” program he founded in Los Angeles in the 1990s and is now in 13 states. (A donation of $50,000 is required to sit at a poker fundraiser at his house on Saturday.)
Universe, a registered Republican despite his opposition to the path taken by the state party,harshly criticized the GOP field in the recall.
“It’s just a disaster” He said, arguing that Republican candidates would be better able to connect with voters if they emphasized issues like education, the environment, and the sound economy of the state.
They did the opposite, Schwarzenegger said, like talking about eliminating environmental laws, which are supported by most Californians.
“The voters want to protect the environment,” he said. “We have the strictest environmental laws in California and we’ve proven to the world that you can have the strictest environmental laws and at the same time be the most successful economy.”
In 2007, Schwarzenegger warned the California GOP that he was “dying at the box office”. he said he was hopeful state Republicans will adapt Because they lost the election after the election.
Schwarzenegger said he focused on how he learned from failure rather than success. “I thought this would apply to the Republican Party,” he said, “that they failed and understood why and made corrections. But they didn’t.”
Reminding the proverb that insanity is doing something over and over again even though it never worked, “This is the definition of insanity. And that’s what it is.”
Schwarzenegger, the only successful case of recalling a governor in the country’s history, Gov. He said he saw parallels with Gray Davis’ recall in 2003.
“People were clearly dissatisfied with the governor, Sacramento,” he said. “You can’t just put everything in Newsom; People felt that we were not progressing as promised as a state, so they were angry. It’s no different than being under Gray Davis.”
This time, Schwarzenegger said there is no candidate on the reserve list that appeals to a large proportion of California voters.In the 2003 recall, the anti-recall got more votes than the pro-Davis side. (No candidate has come close to winning Newsom’s vote to stay in office this year.)
Schwarzenegger called the conservative talk radio host and GOP pioneer Larry Elder It concluded with a Hollywood movie that survived Newsom’s recall.
“It’s a good comeback story,” he said. Newsom “was down and in the trenches and against the ropes. I think he woke up and made adjustments, talked about problems and all that stuff. And he was very lucky to be the Leading candidate on the other side.”