McCarthy Says Newsom ‘Has Failed When It Comes To Water’ As California Faces Drought | Eastern North Carolina Now | House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, whose district is in California, called out Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom on Sunday over his handling of the ongoing drought in the state.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Charlotte Pence Bond.

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, whose district is in California, called out Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom on Sunday over his handling of the ongoing drought in the state.

    "I think Gavin Newsom has failed when it comes to water," McCarthy told Fox News. "California has a long history from droughts to very rainy and snow pack years. The problem is a drought is always going to come in the future, it's what do you do in the other years?"

    "They haven't built any new water storage. No new dams. They don't have any desal[ination]," he continued. "They continue to let water go out into the ocean. So in a drought year, you do not have the reservoirs to be able to supply the water that's needed."

    Currently, 97.5% of the state is in severe drought, with 59.8% experiencing extreme drought.

    Farmers have been facing a devastating drought in much of the state, and Sam Parnagian, a California Central Valley farmer, told the outlet that farms are being harmed by the situation.

    The state produces much of the country's crops, with more than a third of the nation's vegetables, and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts being grown in the Golden State. However, all of that could change in the future.

    "You'll go see tens of thousands of acres that used to have nuts, almonds, pistachios ... and they're just bare," Parnagian told Fox News. "It's just all dust."

    Some farmers in the Central Valley of California have left a lot of their land fallow, or uncultivated, due to a lack of water. Coming water restrictions, known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, will also add to the lack of available water for farms to use in coming years.

    Erik Ekdahl, the California State Water Resources Control Board's deputy director for water rights, told the outlet he "think[s] the state has actually done some remarkably good planning and preparation and implementation for drought."

    McCarthy pointed out how Newsom should have been using the time when there was no drought to get ready for dry conditions.

    "You should store it in the abundant years to have it for the years coming forward when it comes to drought," McCarthy said. "That would show you good management."

    McCarthy referenced practices that many farmers and residents of California have criticized, which allow for certain environmental policies to be prioritized for water over communities.

    "We've got to have better management when it comes to the water itself," McCarthy said. "You've got an administration that picks fish over people and that just allows water to go out to the ocean instead of coming down to the Valley and to southern California where we can use that to supply for farming to make sure our food is safe and secure, but also southern California for people themselves."

Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,180 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

‘You Have No Role As Liberators!’: Pink Floyd Rocker Trashes Biden For ‘Fueling The Fire’ In Ukraine Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Federal Appeals Court Rules Congress Can Go After Trump’s Tax Returns


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Netherlands is world's second largest exporter of food by value
A new poll shows that Republican voters put Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the top of deep list of politicians they want to see influence the party’s direction.
Davis Patterson, a bystander during a shooting that left a dozen dead, has been arrested for misgendering the shooter, Blake Jacobson, who is non-binary.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced a blanket amnesty for Twitter users permanently suspended from the platform.
With rising interest rates, experts expect the U.K. to remain in a recession into 2024
CNN host Alisyn Camerota and a guest on the network struggled with the gender non-conforming identity of the Colorado “Club Q” shooting suspect.


U.S. State Department officials defended themselves Sunday after awarding Ecuador a grant of over $20,000 for a cultural center to host drag shows for LGBTQ communities in the South American country.
The N.C. Home Builders Association is sharing its concerns about a recent court ruling against an Ashe County asphalt plant.
says schools are for education, not indoctrination
Former Trump administration economic adviser Larry Kudlow blasted President Joe Biden, accusing him of lying about the state of the economy.
President Joe Biden announced his intention to push for new gun control legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.
Wondering why people actually still vote for Democrats? Believe it or not, there are still Democrat voters out there and we've compiled their top reasons for doing so!


Two NBA players were ejected from a game over the weekend after they engaged in a fight that ended up in the stands.


Back to Top