Lt. Gov. Newsom Wishes ‘Cowardly Lion’ Speaker Ryan Happy Birthday

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was a busy man over the weekend, but he managed to make the time to wish one man a happy birthday.

Newsom, who joined in on the protests at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, sent Speaker of the House Paul Ryan a happy birthday message – but attached a picture of the Cowardly Lion from the film “The Wizard of Oz.”

Protests broke out at airports across the country after Pres. Trump issued an executive order banning refugees from several predominantly Muslim countries – a move many have amounted to a “Muslim ban.”

Newsom spoke at the protest at SFO, saying “If they come for one of us, they come for all of us.”

His message to Speaker Ryan came after the man third in line to the presidency appeared to have flip-flopped and defended Trump’s executive order.

As other outlets have reported, Speaker Ryan was much more vocally opposed to a “Muslim ban” back during the height of the campaign last year. In August, Ryan tweeted “A religious test for entering out country is not reflective of America’s fundamental values. I reject it.”

Friday, when the Trump issued the executive order, Ryan released the following statement:

“Our number one responsibility is to protect the homeland. We are a compassionate nation, and I support the refugee resettlement program, but it’s time to reevaluate and strengthen the visa vetting process. This is why we passed bipartisan legislation in the wake of the Paris attacks to pause the intake of refugees. President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our country.”

Pres. Trump continued to defend his order on Monday, tweeting “If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the ‘bad’ would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there!”

Newsom will be a Democratic candidate for California governor in 2018.

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  1. You mean the same guy when running for reelection of mayor of SF he was doing the wife of the guy running his campaign. Make a great governor, NOT. Then again he’ll be Fkning the entire state then and not just his own people’s wives.

  2. Eric Koontz says:

    Is this the kind of discourse we can expect moving forward? I expect better from our elected leaders and if this is what Gavin Nusom is going to lead with I will not vote for him!!

  3. I earned the Getty Oil Company shareholders 4 Billion Bucks
    On the Reserve acquisition; the way they treat me — it really sucks!
    As the Getty inheritors bask in glee;
    All I asked for was that they look after me.
    Four billion dollars they earned on Reserve
    My fee I surely deserve.
    It turns out J.P. Getty may have been a Nazi;
    His family even goes back to Germany.
    With Hitler, Goring & Goebbels he did stand;
    While trying to undermine the American land!
    For paintings & artifacts he did receive
    With his oil he was able to deceive?
    Hoover & the FBI and Roosevelt they knew
    That J.P. Getty & espionage he drew!
    Many a young lad and Jew did die
    As planes dropped bombs from the sky.
    For years while Getty sat in Berlin
    He may have committed many a sin.
    The ashes and smoke from the chimneys it rose
    While old man Getty sat cozy; he chose.
    With artwork held tightly under his arm
    Still dripping in blood — as the real owner met harm.
    Into the ovens & on meat-hooks, bullets between the eyes
    Listen very carefully you can still hear their cries!
    While the Gettys sit in England; at their estate at Wormsley
    And Gordon sings in San Francisco
    With his 727 in tow.
    The Getty museum sits atop Malibu
    While the corpses of World War 2 scream — J.P. Getty — We know you!

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