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News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co, By MORGAN PHILLIPS
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, basking in the vindication of Tuesday's recall election, said his success proved that Democrats need to 'lean in' to coronavirus safety restrictions.
'What I'm saying here is, be affirmative,' Newsom said, asked by CBS what he would tell national Democrats.
'Don't be timid. Lean in. Because at the end of the day, it's not just about formal authority of setting the tone and tenor on masks — on vaccines and masks. But it's the moral authority that we have: that we're on the right side of history and we're doing the right thing to save people's lives.'
Newsom said that Democratic leaders need to 'stiffen our spines and lean in to keeping people safe and healthy.'
The liberal governor admitted that the recall effort against him was 'in no small degree because of our approach to this pandemic.'
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