California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement regarding the recommendation of the reparation task force on the proposed $1.4 million payments.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Statement About the Reparation Payments
California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement recently about the proposed $1.4 million in reparation payments. He defended the reparation task force while saying that the reparations do not necessarily need to be in the form of “writing a check.”
In a published article in The Washington Examiner, Newsom said, “Ronald Reagan did reparations for the Japanese. It’s beyond — doesn’t have to be in the frame of writing a check. Reparations comes in many different forms, but one cannot deny these historical facts, and I really strongly believe people have to come to grips.”
Will Gov. Newsom Support the Proposed $1.4 Million in Reparations?
According to a published article in The Gazette, Gov. Newsom was asked about his stand on the proposed $1.4 million in reparations. He said, “Deeply understand that. I deeply understand. Do the math on the $1.4 [million]. You had a group the last two years that is making series of recommendations. That is one of many recommendations. You guys ran with that — over and over and over again.”
He also added, “I put out a statement saying reparations is more than just about money. That implies a deeper rationalization of what is achievable, what is reasonable, and what is right, and that is the balance that we will try to advance.”