BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is blaming “anti-mask and anti-vax extremists” for the growing recall effort he is facing in the Golden State.

Newsom’s campaign sent an email out to supporters saying he would not take the recall effort against him “lying down” and urged recipients to sign onto a petition opposing the “far-right Republican recall effort” in his state.

“This is definitely a republican thing,” explained Newsom. “Because democrats here have long accepted the way I have ruined this state with some of my idiotic policies and they are confident I will continue to do so. Their misguided loyalty to me is enviable, and it makes me feel appreciated.”