WHAT WE KNOW:
Richard Grenell, President Donald Trump’s former Acting Director of the United States National Intelligence, hinted at CPAC 2021 that he could run for California Governor in 2022 against a weakened Gavin Newsom as he faces a recall effort by Republicans and independents.
• “If you want the best case possible for a recall campaign, take a look at my home state of California. California used to be Reagan country, the shining example of business innovation and middle-class success. But now when you think of California, you think of out-of-control wildfires, of rolling blackouts, of schools still closed, of shuttered business, of bans on fracking,”
• “In my three decades in American politics, I have never seen a better case for a recall than there is right now in California,” he added. “And of course, if a public official is still failing to deliver on their promises, and if you can’t limit their term or recall them in time, there’s always one other option: You can run against them yourself.”