California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has joined alternative tech platform Truth Social. He announced the move via Twitter, claiming he joined the social network to “call out Republican lies.”
“I just joined Trump’s Truth Social,” Newsom wrote on Twitter. “Going to be on there calling out Republican lies. This could get…interesting.”
His first post on Truth Social was a video about what he alleged is a “red state murder problem.”
“Hey everybody, it’s Governor Gavin Newsom, and I know we’re all on this platform in search for the ‘truth,’ but the truth is, I’ve not been able to find a simple explanation for the fact that we have a red state murder problem. Eight of the top ten states [with] the highest murder rates happen to be red states. So the question is simple, what are the laws and policies in those states that are leading to such carnage?”
Newsom is the first major Democrat to join the alternative tech platform and it’s likely that others will eventually follow.