Karen Bass is the Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate. She continues her support for George Gascon, Los Angeles County’s District Attorney.
.@KarenBassLA endorsed @GeorgeGascon for D.A. & Gascon attended Bass’ launch event for Mayor.
Will Bass campaign against a potential Gascon recall or invite Gascon to campaign with her?
“My focus is going to be on the Mayor’s race…I’m not going to be focused on the recall.” pic.twitter.com/zenf4TqwE9
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) July 9, 2022
Gascon sat in the front row as Bass launched her campaign for Mayor. When asked if she will campaign with Gascon and for him during the recall election, Bass said:
“My focus will remain on the Mayor’s Race…I won’t be focusing on recall. ”
She then added something very interesting that should be challenged by voters.
“Recall must pass the most critical hurdle. We don’t know if that will happen. From personal experience, it is unlikely that the recall would be accepted. I will instead be focusing my attention on the race to be the Mayor.
The Gascon recall campaign collected 715.833 signatures, as previously reported by Us. It will need to be verified by August 17 before it can be placed on November’s midterm ballot.
Today we submitted to the LA County Registrar 717,000 signatures to recall DA George Gascon — 150,000 more than required to force an election. The Registrar has 30 days to “verify” that we’ve crossed the 566,857 signature threshold.
Thank you LA! #RecallDAGeorgeGascon pic.twitter.com/9fbDzEnfnC
— RecallDAGeorgeGascon (@DAGasconRecall) July 7, 2022
Rick Caruso, a billionaire developer and businessman who is Bass’ opponent supports recall. Caruso initially supported Gascon, but he later backed him and endorsed Jackie Lacey.
Caruso’s campaign for mayor of New York will look very similar to Mike Bloomberg, but I believe Caruso will do much more than Bloomberg.
Karen Bass has been involved in politics since the 1970s. However, she has never delivered to Los Angeles. She traveled to Cuba in 1973 as part of the Venceremos Brigade. This group organized half a century-long trip to Cuba for young leftist Americans.
Democrat Rep. Karen Bass insists she didn’t know communism in Cuba was bad just 4 years ago.
REMINDER: Bass has admitted to being part of a radical group that trained American militants in Communist Cuba.pic.twitter.com/DxcssHTc1C
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 2, 2020
If voters turn out in November to recall Gascon, Caruso will likely benefit from that, as he is tough-on-crime. He wants a return to law and order as well as help the homeless people get rehab and mental health help. But at the same time, he plans to ban encampments and return that space to the public as well as build more shelters for the homeless.
These two candidates cannot be more different than each other. Some days I don’t even recognize my city. But if Los Angeles wants a change for the better, to revive the city, and make this the dream place again, it starts with recalling Gascon and electing Caruso as Mayor.