“Constitutional Carry is in the books,” DeSantis said in a press release after signing the measure.
Newsom sat down with Psaki in Alabama, while on a tour of Republican-led states including Arkansas and Mississippi. Newsom recently announced the launch of a new political action committee called Campaign for Democracy, aimed at calling out red state policies and “authoritarian leaders.”
With Psaki, he lit into DeSantis, a frequent target of his ire who is expected to announce a run for the Republican presidential nomination at the close of Florida’s legislative calendar.
“[He’s] scared to death, scared of the people, scared of the public,” Newsom said. “I think the majority of NRA members probably oppose that position.”
Florida’s new concealed carry law has broad opposition, even from the state’s Republicans, according to a University of North Florida poll from early March: Sixty-two percent of them said they opposed the bill “strongly or somewhat,” to go along with 93% of Democrats and 77% of Independents. Just 21% of respondents indicated support.
“And then they claim to care about life when the No. 1 cause of death for our children is guns? It’s shameful,” Newsom said of DeSantis and his allies. “They’re shameful. And it should shock our souls but it’s becoming so normalized it’s a matter of hours now, not even days.”