But Monday, Newsom told a crowd of supporters at
"Mark my words," Newsom said. "We're going to make progress next year and the year after on that. That's what universal health care means. Everybody, not just some folks."
If Newsom follows through, it will ensure
"At what point does it stop? It's crazy what they are doing," he said. "And it's mean. And it's very unfair to our citizens, and we're going to stop it. But we may need an election to stop it, and we may need to get back the House."
Newsom's comments highlight how quickly
Last week, all 10 Democratic presidential candidates during the second night of a televised debate raised their hands when asked if they supported expanding Medicaid to cover people living in the country illegally. They included front-runners like former Vice President
"I think the anti-immigrant stance by the Trump administration has in some sense created this as the bigger issue," said
This story has been corrected to show the budget bill signing was last week.