The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tough rhetoric toward the possible agenda of President Donald Trump’s administration. Four-time Gov. Jerry Brown, who has a history of political independence, may be the Democrat most likely to chart a path that not only defends liberal values but also finds some practical middle ground with Washington.
“California’s never turning back,” he said, eliciting a standing ovation. “Not now, not ever.”
“That is as hard, as tough, as I have ever heard him,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. “He drew that line in the sand with that speech.”