Newsom is running a full-page ad in three major Texas newspapers criticizing Gov. Greg Abbot (R-Tex.) for his stance on abortion and guns.
The ads replaced the word “abortion” with “gun violence” and “Texas” with “California” in an attempt to make Abbot eat his own words.
“Our creator endows us with the right to life. And yet … children lose their right to life every year because of gun violence,” the ad reads. Adding, “In California, we work to save those lives.”
Newsom then wrote, “These were Governor Abbott’s words when he signed SB 8 into law, essentially banning abortion in the state of Texas.”
The ads target Abbott, who recently said that abortion was costing the lives of children in Texas.
“If Texas can ban abortion and endanger lives, California can ban deadly weapons of war and save lives. If Governor Abbott truly wants to protect the right to life, we urge him to follow California’s lead,” the ad continued.
The ad, which is published in the Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle and El Paso Times, fuels speculation that Newsom is gearing up to announce a 2024 presidential bid.
This is an excerpt from Townhall.