Newsom says he supports impeachment but 'not my focus right now'
The Assembly voted in favor of removing Trump as president with a 51-6 vote that showed where lawmakers stood on the issue.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he supports fellow Democrats' effort in Congress to impeach President Trump, but that's not his primary concern amid a deadly surge in coronavirus cases in his state.
"I appreciate that focus, and I support it, but that's not my focus right now," said Newsom, according to Politico.
California now has over 30,000 virus-related deaths.
Meanwhile, the state's Democrat-controlled General Assembly on Monday passed a measure calling for the immediate removal of the president.
The measure was brought by Assembly member Chad Mayes, an independent and former Assembly Republican leader.
The measure passed 51-6, with most of the Assembly's 19 Republicans declining to cast a vote.