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Law enforcement investigating death threats against Gov. Newsom

Gavin Newsom
Posted at 4:11 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 19:11:25-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — Law enforcement officials are investigating escalating threats of death and violence against Governor Gavin Newsom, his family and wineries, shops and other businesses he founded.

A voicemail and emails provided to the Sacramento Bee contained graphic abusive language about Newsom, violent sexual threats against his wife and a reference to his children.

The newspaper said one communication included a threat to burn down one of the wineries owned by the Plump-Jack group, the hospitality company Newsom founded in 1992.

The democratic governor is the subject of a recall effort pushed by many upset over his approach to the coronavirus outbreak.