Gov. Gavin Newsom Praised by RFK, Jr. For Opposition to Vaccine Bill

By MELODY GUTIERREZ JUN 04, 2019 | Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom thrust himself into a debate over one of California’s most controversial legislative proposals by suggesting he did not agree with a bill to tighten vaccine exemptions because it would create an immunization bureaucracy.

Opponents of the bill immediately latched onto Newsom’s comments, with anti-vaccination advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. praising the governor Monday for “his wise and sober opposition to a draconian proposal.”

The problem is that Newsom, who raised his concerns during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the California Democratic Party’s convention last weekend, did not say he opposed the bill — or that he supported it — leaving both sides to interpret what the governor’s comments mean.

“I like doctor-patient relationships, bureaucratic relationships are more challenging for me,” Newsom said on Saturday. “So it’s just a broad stroke. I’m a parent, I don’t want someone that the governor of California appointed to make a decision for my family.”

Green Jihad Note: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the founder of the environmentalist group Riverkeeper and is a sturdy opponent of vaccines. He clearly sees diseases (like measles and small pox) as a weapon to use to rid the Earth of human beings. It isn’t paranoia, when environmentalists really do want to kill you.