CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Signals Opposition To California SB276

Alexei Koseff  is reporting for the

Gov. Gavin Newsom threw cold water Saturday on state legislation that would tighten California’s rules on providing medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

“I like doctor-patient relationships. Bureaucratic relationships are more challenging for me,” Newsom told reporters at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco. “I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor appointed to make a decision for my family.”

“With respect, as a father of four that goes through this on a consistent basis, that’s just something we need to pause and think about,” Newsom said.

“I believe in immunizations. I do not subscribe to their point of view broadly,” he said. “However, I do legitimately have concerns about a bureaucrat making a decision that is very personal.”