Gavin Newsom links Paul Pelosi’s attacker to Fox News

In a bizarre move, California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has suggested that Fox News host Jesse Watters is partly to blame for last week’s attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. 

According to Breitbart, Newsom made that allegation during an interview on Monday with “CBS Evening News,” saying, “I have seen the dehumanization of Nancy Pelosi. I don’t think anyone’s been dehumanized like her consistently.”

“Aiding and abetting” violence

“I mean, I watched this one guy, it was Jesse Watters or something on Fox News, what he’s been saying about Paul Pelosi the last six months, mocking him consistently,” the governor continued.

“Don’t tell me that’s not aiding and abetting this. Of course, it is,” he insisted. “It’s sowing the seeds that create a culture and a climate like this.”

“They’re sowing the seeds. They’re creating a culture and climate like this. I mean, look online,” Newsom went on to declare.

“Look at the sewage that is online that they amplify on these networks and in social media to dehumanize people like Nancy Pelosi and other political leaders,” he added.

Interestingly, Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out on his Monday night broadcast that the man who is accused of bludgeoning Nancy Pelosi’s husband is an illegal immigrant who “lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front.”

Double standard

Also curious is that Newsom had little to say earlier about left-wing rhetoric this year after a California man was charged with the attempted murder of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Fox News reported in June that Nicholas Roske was arrested outside of Kavanaugh’s home with a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver, and zip ties.

What’s more, text messages on his phone discussed plans to assassinate the justice following reports that he had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Two years earlier, Fox News reported that then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stood in front of the Supreme Court and told supporters that conservative justices would “pay the price” if they “go forward with these awful decisions.”