Will covering up for immigrant drug dealers doom Gavin Newsom’s campaign?

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Gavin can\'t help it!

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom chose a bad week to announce his run for Governor, as a story blew up about his city covering up for youthful drug dealers who are immigrants, after several of them broke out of a half-way home in San Bernardino that SF city officials had sent them to.

Newsom said that he is now going to change course and ask city officials to “start turning over juvenile illegal immigrants convicted of felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Here are a few more excerpts from the Chronicle:

Newsom said he hadn’t known until recently that the city was keeping the juvenile offenders from being deported as part of its sanctuary-city policy, but he added that “ignorance is no defense.”

“All I can say is, I can’t explain away the past,” Newsom said. “I take responsibility, I take it. We are moving in a different direction.”

Clearly Newsom and his city administrators blew it.  Helping drug dealers is asinine.  I think this pretty much tanks Team Newsom before the gubernatorial campaign even starts.

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