The Modesto Bee reports:
The lead proponent of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom has COVID-19. Orrin Heatlie, the retired Yolo County sheriff’s sergeant who started the recall movement last year, confirmed to The Sacramento Bee that he tested positive for the virus and has been isolating while recovering.
Heatlie said he did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to his infection, and his case was not severe enough to warrant a hospital stay or any extreme measures.
In February 2020, Heatlie filed a petition to recall Newsom, citing the governor’s policies on immigration and crime as reasons for removal. In the months that followed, however, the movement exploded, fueled by resentment over Newsom’s COVID-19 shutdowns and mandates intended to slow the virus and save lives.
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The man who started the movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has COVID-19 https://t.co/SInsD7xFVB
— Capitol Alert (@CapitolAlert) September 7, 2021
One of the original proponents of recalling Gavin Newsom as governor, Orrin Heatlie, has been sidelined in the final weeks of the recall campaign because he is sick with COVID-19. https://t.co/rnBebmIXry
— SFist (@SFist) September 7, 2021