Caitlin Jenner claims it was easier to come out as transgender to her family than it was to announce she was running as a Republican to run for California governor
- Jenner, 71, told Elex Michaelson, host of FOX 11’s ‘The Issue Is’ that her family wasn’t too excited after announcing she would run for Republican nominee.
- Jenner is running as Republican nominee for California governor after a recall against Governor Newsom following his handling of the pandemic
- “It was easier to come out as a transgender than a Republican candidate for governor, it was a lot harder to sell,” Jenner said with a laugh.
- Jenner says she focuses on things like stimulating the economy, tax breaks, and taking a stance against the state’s left-wing policies.
- Jenner said she would be willing to work with former stepdaughter Kim Kardashian on criminal justice reform if she wanted to.
Caitlin Jenner has revealed that it was easier for her to come out as transgender to her family than it was for her to declare she’s a Republican.
Jenner, 71, told FOX 11’s “The Issue Is” host Elex Michaelson that it was harder to tell her famous family she was running for Republican nominee for California governor than to reveal her gender dysphoria.
Michaelson asked Jenner if her former stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, who advised former President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform, would advise her on the important issue.
Jenner laughed and said, “One thing, and I’ve talked to my whole family about running for governor and to be honest it was easier to come out as a transgender than a Republican nominee for governor, it was a much harder to sell.’
Jenner, 71, (pictured) said it was harder to tell her famous family she was running for Republican nominee for California governor than it was to tell them she was transgender
Jenner said the Kardashian clan (pictured) was not happy when she informed them of her candidacy for California governor as a Republican nominee
Jenner, known as an Olympic gold decathlon runner named Bruce before switching, announced her candidacy for the election in April via Twitter.
In a statement, Jenner said she was focused on things like boosting the economy, tax breaks and a stance against the state’s leftist policies, and touting herself as “the only potential candidate” who can end the disastrous time of Gavin Newsom as governor.’
Jenners’ most talked-about offspring — daughters Kendall and Kylie — have yet to comment on her running for governor, though her three sons would be “embarrassed” and view her as unqualified for the role.
The recall movement against the current Democratic Governor has focused primarily on Newsom’s handling of the pandemic.
Critics have panned its restrictive lockdown measures for schools and businesses during the pandemic.
They argue that California fared no better with COVID cases, hospitalization and deaths than Republican states, including Texas and California, which had far less restrictive measures.
Newsom was also publicly criticized after he was seen in the luxurious French Laundry restaurant in November 2020, where he and a group of 10 or more people were seen without face masks and no one observed social distancing.
At the time, the state had a ban on indoor dining, with the governor himself urging Californians to stay at home.
The poll on whether or not Newsom will be recalled will take place sometime this year after the required number of signatures have been collected.
Voters are asked if they want to recall Newsom. If a majority says yes, he will be removed from office. They will also be asked to elect a replacement governor on the same ballot, with the candidate receiving the most votes winning.
The recall movement against California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (pictured) has mainly focused on his handling of the pandemic
If a Republican wins, it’s the first time they’ve held the state since Arnold Schwarzenegger won in 2003.
Despite the lack of enthusiasm from family members, Jenner told Michaelson that if she won, she believes Kardashian would not hesitate to recommend her and praise her work.
“I think Kimberly has done a great job with criminal justice reform,” Jenner said. “I think she’s just right. I didn’t ask her to be involved in my campaign, but I guarantee that when time passes and I become governor, I’m sure she’ll have my ear.”
Jenner faces competition within the Republican Party, including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox and former Representative Doug Ose, all three of whom outperformed Jenner in a recent survey of California voters from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental. Studies and the Los Angeles Angeles Times.
Faulconer and Cox got 22 percent of those polled, Ose 14 percent and Jenner six percent.