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Ed Asner defended his ex-nephew Gavin Newsom, criticizing the removal of the election in the last interview

Before Ed Asner’s death on Sunday, the “Mary Taylor Moore” star reflected on his iconic television career, his political activism, and his confrontation with his former nephew, Governor Gavin Newsom. Dissatisfaction with the recall election.

when Hollywood Report When asked if Newsom is worthy of being recalled, the actor known for his rude news editor Lou Grant said: “Oh, don’t say it. He is a very, very smart, promising, honest politician, but Made a mistake. Many people have made one of the mistakes in their lives. Not as many as Andrew Cuomo.”

interview Happened on August 13, Less than two weeks after Asner passed away at the age of 91. Asner married Newsom’s aunt, Cindy Gilmore, until 2015.

The “mistake” Asner seems to mention is that Newsom chose to dine outdoors without a mask in a high-end French laundry in November 2020, which violated his own COVID-19 lockdown order. This “mistake” helped stimulate the opponent’s recall campaign.

In a tweet on Sunday, Newsom paid tribute to Asner, “He is an actor, activist, father, uncle and friend of many people”, saying that he “makes us laugh, warms our hearts, and fights for justice.” And stand up for what you think is right.”

This mutual respect between Asner and Newsom, their family ties, and the common Democratic politics are one of the reasons Asner helped Newsom run for San Francisco in 2003. This also enabled the seven-time Emmy Award winner to be invited to Newsom’s wedding in 2001. Wife Kimberly Gilfoyle.

Asner and Gilmore flew all the way from Rome to the wedding, when he was shooting a movie, San Francisco Chronicle Report. Asner and his wife attended the wedding of Newsom and Gilfoyle at St. Ignatius’ Church with 500 other guests, which included members of San Francisco’s political and upper-class elites, and then in Anhe Gordon Getty’s Pacific Heights mansion held a grand reception. A friend of Newsom’s father.

More than two years later, Asner gave a speech at the inauguration on the steps of the City Hall in Newsom in January 2004. The crowd included the outgoing mayor Willie Brown, the district attorney-elect Kamala Harris, and the Kennedy family star Maria Shriver.

Asner stood on the podium next to Newsom and Gilfoyle, Delivered an inspiring speech, Centering on San Francisco’s status as a “world city”, its advantage lies in its historical embrace of people from various cultures.

“At this time, this world city, this beloved San Francisco, is welcoming a new mayor,” Asner said. “Through him, San Francisco opened up a new generation of leadership.”

Asner will not officially become Newsom’s uncle: Gilmore applied for separation in 2007, but they won’t get divorced until 2015.

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