Sanders replied to the criticism during an appearance with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on Thursday night.
Hannity pointed out that Sanders had only been in office for 31 days.
“By comparison, when you look at Gavin Newsom’s time in public office, his time as San Francisco mayor, lieutenant governor, now governor, Newsom has spent nearly 7,000 days driving California straight into the ground. Crime and homelessness are now through the roof. The drug problem in California is out of control. Reports of school children being forced to walk through open-air drug dens. California ranked dead last again in the U-haul index.” Hannity said.
Sanders said that the fact that Newsom was criticizing her demonstrated that she was doing something right.
“Let’s not forget, he literally had to run ads begging people to stay in California not that long ago. And every single town I go to in Arkansas, I meet someone who has moved from California. My message to them is we’re glad you’re here but don’t forget why you left California. We are proud of our state and our gates are open for people to come.” Sanders responded.
During her 15-minute statement after Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Sanders contrasted Republicans’ plan with the president’s own.
She denounced the liberals for pursuing a left-wing cultural war, and accused Biden and Democrats of letting their party be hijacked by the radical Left.