There’s a lot of debate over whether conservatives should vote for Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender, former Olympian, who is running as a Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of California.
Amid Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom’s imminent recall and potential removal from office, many California Republicans are wondering: is Caitlyn Jenner the best we have to offer for a replacement?
Despite a range of challengers, from former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to Pasadena businessman Major Williams, Jenner is receiving the most media attention by far.
So far, we know very little about Jenner’s platform besides his role in pop culture as the father of socialites Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and step-father to the Kardashian sisters.
However, last weekend, Jenner made it clear he opposes allowing trans girls to play in biological girls’ sports in schools.
In his first campaign ad released Monday, Jenner slammed “career politicians” whose “policies have destroyed” the American Dream.
Under Newsom’s leadership, that dream has been “locked away, closed, shuttered, left in the dark, burned down,” Jenner said.
“They’ve taken our money, our jobs, and our freedom. California needs a disruptor – a thoughtful disruptor,” he added.
WATCH: I came here with a dream 48 years ago to be the greatest athlete in the world. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet, because California is worth fighting for! pic.twitter.com/BHglwn5ZSE
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 4, 2021
If Jenner proves to be an “America First” Republican candidate, will conservatives be convinced to vote him in as the first transgender governor in US history?
As of now, it’s unclear if they will be able to move past the fact that he embodies the very progressivism they oppose, in order to oust Newsom.