Adam Carolla Among Those Pushing for Gavin Newsom Recall

TMZ caught up with Adam Carolla this week. Like a lot of people who live in big cities, Carolla is fed up with lockdowns. Being in the Los Angeles area, where OUTDOOR dining was recently closed down, Carolla railed on California governor Gavin Newsom.

“I don’t know who Newsom thinks he is,” Carolla said. “He’s not a monarch. You can’t shut down society. You have to offer some proof why it’s dangerous.”

Carolla called everyone following Newsom’s edicts “sheep.” When asked about the loaded hospitals in California and where Carolla would draw the line, he said he hasn’t seen any data that outdoor dining is contributing to the spread.

Then he was asked about the ongoing petition to recall Governor Newsom:

“It’d be nice,” Carolla said. “I think it is gaining some ground because he’s an imbecile and he’s incompetent and he’s running this state into the ground.”

It will definitely bear monitoring to see how much steam the petition to recall Governor Newsom gains. So far, 820,000 people have signed a petition for it to happen, according to Fox News. That number would need to swell to 1.5 million by mid-March for the movement to bring the recall decision to the ballot. A recall vote, at this point, seems like a pretty likely outcome.

The angst about the shutdowns Governor Newsom is imposing is compounded by the images of him violating his own guidelines in attending a birthday party, dining indoors without masks with over a dozen people, at a $1200-a-plate restaurant. His kids are enrolled at an in-person private school when many kids in the state are bound to home learning.

While there would still be a lot of hurdles to defeat Governor Newsom in blue California, remember that there’s relatively recent precedent in the state. In 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor after Gray Davis was recalled.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. As a Californian, this is a catch-22. I would love to get rid of Newsom, but the progressives here would probably elect someone even worse. Hell, LA just elected a DA who is refusing to charge violent criminals with gun and GBI enhancements on attempted murder cases, even when the defendant is on parole for attempted murder.

  2. If my memory serves me right, CA wound up with Ahh-nold as governor because not even the Democrats could forgive the sins of Davis and the Democratic party during that time. It then turned into a name recognition contest, and Ahh-nold had that in spades. He also came across as thoroughly reasonable. Of course, then he was elected and turned into a cotton-headed ninny-muggins. It would be interesting to see what happens this time around. If it’s a ‘flat’ ballot, i.e. you have dozens and dozens of candidates, it turns into another popularity contest, and you’ll wind up with Charlie Sheen or something as the next governor. You could also have a raft of progressives who split the votes among themselves, and then a moderate Republican in the mold of Ahh-nold rises to the top and wins. However, given the fact that it’s a one-party state, said moderate Republican would probably have to govern just slightly to the right of where Newsom is now. I would say the recall effort should definitely still move forward whatever the eventual outcome just to send a message to that prick currently occupying Sacramento.

  3. Good! This guy is worse than Davis. Corolla rules/Kimmel sucks!

    Also, our best hospital in my county sent out an email from the director stating they have plenty of capacity and therapies (and vaccine) for the China virus.

    I can assure you L.A. has become uninhabitable and “unvisitable.” Now, the turds are coming south to my county. My beach town is turning into Santa Monica by the day. I hate them.

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