the Modesto Bee reported Tuesday that the former law enforcement official responsible for spearheading the recall drive against California Gov. Gavin Newsom has COVID-19.
“Orrin Heatlie, the retired Yolo County sheriff’s sergeant who started the recall movement last year, confirmed to The Sacramento Bee that he tested positive for the virus and has been isolating while recovering,” reported Lara Korte. “Heatlie said he did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to his infection, and his case was not severe enough to warrant a hospital stay or any extreme measures.”
“I was given some medication for a cough, but that was it,” said Heatlie.
Heatlie started the first petition to recall Newsom and the biggest driver of the recall has been Newsom’s support for COVID-19 mandates.