Is Caitlyn Jenner qualified to run for California guv? Internet calls her 'Trump-supporting old lady murderer'

Caitlyn had also supported senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential primaries and moved on to vote for Trump in the election. Since that though, Jenner has recanted her views on Trump


                            Is Caitlyn Jenner qualified to run for California guv? Internet calls her 'Trump-supporting old lady murderer'
Republican who voted for former President Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, is preparing to replace Gov Gavin Newsom in a recall election (Getty Images)

Caitlyn Jenner might be thinking of running for California Governor and replacing current California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election, as per reports. While the signatures on a law requiring petition still are to be verified, Newsom may face the recall election during this year since there were many who criticized the Covid-19 'stringent' restrictions he placed on the state of California during the pandemic. 

Axios reported that Jenner is speaking with political consultants and "exploring" the governor run as per three sources "direct knowledge of her deliberations." The former Olympian, who is a Republican and has previously supported former president Donald Trump is reportedly being "assisted in her consideration" by Caroline Wren. The duo had met through working with the American Unity Fund, a GOP nonprofit focused on LGBT issues. Wren has also reportedly worked for the joint fundraising committee for President Trump's 2020 campaign, Trump Victory, and also helped organized the infamous rally before the US Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. Neither party has commented on the news that is being reported.

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What are Caitlyn Jenner's qualifications to run for California Gov?

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

 

The publication further described Jenner, 71, as a "high profile Republican" that would "draw heightened attention" to the recall election should she confirm to challenging Newsom. While there isn't much we know about Jenner's political background, she is known for winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon and garnered in much support when she transitioned into a woman in 2015. If Jenner chose to run for the state's governor position, this wouldn't be the first time it's happened. It is well known that back in 2003 actor and legend Arnold Schwarzenegger beat Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and became governor. He also won his re-election in 2007.

Even though she's been quiet recently, Jenner has previously been public about her political stance. A January article by Mirror reported that the former reality start had spoken on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast with host Michael Bosstick. During that conversation, Bosstick had said, "I'm very happy that your family was so supportive and the people closer were supportive, but I feel there’s a double standard where like, you also got a lot of s**t from a lot of people that are very supportive of other people in Hollywood transitioning, but maybe if you don't fit that agenda or that kind of typecast, they're not as forgiving with someone like yourself. I wonder if you've ever thought about that double standard?"

Caitlyn Jenner attends the Vanity Fair and Annenberg Space for Photography's Celebration of The Opening of Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling, sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton on February 04, 2020 in Century City, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

 

Jenner's reply to this clearly showed that have a future in politics is something she would be exploring, as she said, "I gotta be very careful with that, the trans community is probably more critical than the general. I've had every privilege there is in the world. I agree with them." She had further revealed that while she had a "privileged position", it "prevents" trans people from wanting her to speak out for the community. She also spoke of how she wanted to be more "politically active" and was "more on the Republican side than anything" and has "never have been [left wing], never will be, you know?". 

Caitlyn had also supported senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential primaries and moved on to vote for Trump in the election. Since that though, Jenner has recanted her views on Trump. In a 2018 opinion piece for The Washington Post, she admitted that she was "wrong" in trusting the former president to protect the rights of the trans community. She wrote, "Despite the criticism I received from segments of the LGBTQ community for engaging with this administration, I remained hopeful for positive change." She added, Sadly, I was wrong. The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president. The leader of our nation has shown no regard for an already marginalized and struggling community. He has ignored our humanity. He has insulted our dignity."

'Trump-supporting old lady murderer'

Caitlyn Jenner attends the Life Ball 2018 welcome cocktail at Le Meridien Hotel on June 1, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Life Ball, an annual charity event raising funds for HIV & AIDS projects, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at Vienna's City Hall. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)

 

Jenner is not new to criticism, and the recent news of her mulling over California's governor job has resulted in a Twitter trend. Her past in supporting Trump didn't prove well for her possible new decision to enter the political world. One user tweeted, "Hey @Caitlyn_Jenner do yourself and the rest of us a favor and find something else to do. You DO NOT represent California. This has nothing to do with you being trans. It has everything to do with your support of Trump even when it wasn’t in your best interest. WE KNOW U." "I hope Caitlyn Jenner runs for governor so we can show her how much we dislike her. Trump-supporting old lady murderer. I wish you would," wrote another user. People wasted no time in bringing up Jenner's run with the law, with one user writing, "Absolutely NO. Let’s not forget Caitlyn Jenner got away with vehicular manslaughter in 2015 while speeding on the PCH in the rain. She belongs in jail, not running for governor of California. Bye."



 



 

 



 

 

Many spoke of how they believed she didn't do right by the LGBTQIA+ community with one user writing, "Sending thoughts and prayers to California's LGBTQ+ community as Ms Caitlyn "Anti-Gay Marriage" Jenner @Caitlyn_Jenner runs for governor and tramples on your equal rights in the process. May Goddess have mercy on your souls." "Remember how [email protected]_Jenner even filmed herself heading into TRUMP TOWER to prove that she would be allowed to relieve herself at their toilet? ONE WOULD THINK SHE MET ANNIE SULLIVAN (of Miracle Worker fame) in the damn stall. What a disservice JENNER DID TO #LGBTQ community," wrote another user. 



 



 

Her qualifications were also questioned, with one user writing, "Caitlyn Jenner hasn't held a job in years. How is she qualified to be governor of the most populous state? Caitlyn should be using her wealth and platform to criticize the 50 anti-trans bills being put up by her party. I filed this story just days ago." Another added, "Dear Caitlyn Jenner, we heard you might run for CA Governor- trust us, your life of athletics, motivational speaking & reality tv doesn’t make you qualified to run the 5th largest economy on earth. Run for city council instead & work your way up like Sonny Bono did."



 



 

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