In a recent podcast interview, California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom talked about his plan to grant universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.
Newsom said that he was “very proud” that as mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011, he implemented universal healthcare and that it was done in a cost-effective way.
"[It was] fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing conditions, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status," Newsom said on "Pod Save America." "We proved it could be done without bankrupting the city. I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state."
Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren was not happy with the democrat's announcement saying,
"Of course they're going to pass along that burden to the taxpayer," she said. "If there's any silver lining in this, I hope that Californians are listening to this. I hope they're infuriated whether they're Republicans or they're Democrats, and they make sure that someone like Gavin Newsom -- who prioritizes illegals over Americans -- is not elected in November."
.@TomiLahren: California is already over-taxed, and it’s already a sanctuary state and now gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom wants to give illegal immigrants healthcare - that should infuriate every taxpaying Californian pic.twitter.com/mD34C19cmv— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 29, 2018
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox is running up against Newsom in November and has long stated he would work with the federal government to get tough on illegal immigration, including his support in the construction of the border wall.