Newsom Admits Failure on Homeless Crisis in California

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In spite of spending billions of dollars on the issue, Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom reportedly acknowledged in an interview this week that his state has not made any headway in resolving its homelessness epidemic.

On Monday night, Sean Hannity of Fox News interviewed Newsom about the situation.

Hannity attempted to present charts demonstrating the issue to Newsom at one point, but Newsom refused to look at them.

“This state has not made progress in the last two decades as it relates to homelessness. Because housing costs are too high, our regulatory thickets are too problematic, localism has been too impactful, meaning people locally are pushing back against new housing starts and construction.” Newsom said.

Newsom went on to attempt to blame former Republican California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:

“I’ve been there four years. I can’t make up for the fact in 2005, we had a historic number of homeless under a Republican administration,” he said.

“Right now, there’s 171,000 estimated,” Hannit said in response.

Newsom responded, and agreed that the number was ‘disgraceful.’

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