Newsom Kicks Walgreens Out of California

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We all know that California Governor Gavin Newsom is a bit of an extremist. But now, he’s really going overboard, kicking a pharmacy company out of his state for doing something that will have absolutely no effect on his state.

As CNN Business recently reported, Republican lawmakers in 20 US states have promised to take legal action against any and all companies or individuals who distribute or participate in abortion practices, including the controversial abortion pill, in their state. As such, Walgreens has chosen to stop distributing those abortion pills in those states, merely respecting the wishes of the states they are operating in.

However, Newsom is apparently outraged by this fact, despite the fact that his state obviously isn’t one of the 20 in which Walgreens will no longer give access to these pills. Essentially, the Walgreens decision will have no effect whatsoever on California or the residents who live there.

But Newsom is still throwing a fit over it.

In fact, he’s so incensed by the pharmacy company’s decision that he’s promising to no longer do business with it.

A Monday tweet from the nonsensical liberal leader said, “California won’t be doing business with @walgreens – or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women’s lives at risk. We’re done.”

As usual, it’s pretty clear Newsom didn’t think this one through very well.

For starters, and as many social media users pointed out, this will only hurt Californians. With Walgreens essentially kicked out of the state, those who previously relied on it for vital medication and other necessities will be left with nothing.

Additionally, if the company is forced to close locations in the state; as a result, there will be jobs lost, and whole communities will suffer, especially those who are smaller and not so well off. For those where their local Walgreens is also the closest thing to a grocery store (and this is more prevalent than you might think), they will have to travel elsewhere or simply do without.

I might also point out that, in this situation, it’s Newsom who comes off as the extremist. I mean, for one, as I already stated, the Walgreens decision doesn’t even affect his state. And secondly, who’s more extreme: the lawmaker who wants to protect life or the one who is devoted to ending it?

It could also be said that, for a guy who claims to be all for “tolerance and inclusivity,” this isn’t a very inclusive decision on his part. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.

Then again, this shouldn’t really surprise us, should it?

I mean, this is the same guy who vehemently sought punishment for any and all individuals who didn’t immediately buy into his COVID narrative or questioned it. Hell, he didn’t even allow his own doctors to give their opinions.

Meanwhile, he’s been caught breaking those same “rules” more times than we can count at this point.

Perhaps if he stopped for just a few minutes to really think about what was best for his state rather than the supposed crimes his residents are participating in by refusing his narrative, things might actually get better. But at this point, that’s about as unlikely as Newsom deciding that abortions are wrong.

It’s just not going to happen.

And until it does, or he’s ousted, the state will only fall into further disrepair.