The California Governor has been slowly building a national political career. But now his plans are all crashing down.
Because he was hit with a massive lawsuit for committing this disgusting act.
Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials are being sued by a dismissed Air National Guard general who claims he endured antisemitic discrimination, harassment, and retribution before being unlawfully terminated last year.
On January 24, retired Brigadier General Jeffrey Magram, who is Jewish, filed the complaint in a Los Angeles court.
Magram claims that his former superior, Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, who now serves as the California Military Department’s adjutant general, created a hostile work environment by engaging in numerous antisemitic behaviors over a two-year period, and that Newsom ignored complaints about his conduct.
Magram made headlines in January 2023 when he was fired after reports detailed how he used troops to run personal errands, including taking his mother shopping, and that he prepared a fighter jet for a “possible domestic mission” in 2020 during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, despite officials’ fears that the order would result in a plane “buzzing” civilian protesters in an attempt to disperse crowds.
An internal disciplinary board confirmed Magram’s many charges prior to his forcible transfer to the Air Force retired reserve, which was described as “parallel” to a termination.
Magram, on the other hand, disputes those reasons for his termination, claiming that it was because he spoke out against Beevers’ alleged behavior, which included statements referring to another general as being so cheap that he “gives Jewish people a bad name” and saying, “How Jewish can you get,” in response to another Jewish service member’s attempt to obtain a military discount on a vehicle.
According to Magram, at least one other senior officer witnessed each episode of alleged antisemitism by Beevers, which he reported to Newsom’s office six times.
After reporting the behavior, Magram claims Beevers’ animosity toward him became clear when he allegedly began “resurrecting and misrepresenting minor settled issues” that were up to a decade old, in what the former claims was an attempt to force him out of the department ahead of the latter’s promotion to adjutant general in August 2022.
According to the lawsuit, when Magram refused to quit, Beevers unsuccessfully attempted to cancel the former’s disability claims, for which he was receiving Guard benefits, and then obtained approval from Newsom to shorten his disability medical evaluation, causing him to lose certain benefits.
It adds that additional senior officers’ allegations concerning Beevers to Newsom’s office were similarly ignored.
“I am extremely proud of my more than 37 years of service to California and this great nation, but I still have serious concerns for the welfare of the servicemembers and civilians that currently serve in the Department,” Magram said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “MG Beevers mounted an unprecedented defamatory campaign against me, and it was supported by the Governor.”
“I want to make sure this never happens again. MG Beevers actions were disturbingly aggressive and unexplainable, and he needs to be held accountable,” he added.
“It’s shocking that Governor Newsom disregarded the many attempts made to correct this situation and appointed MG Beevers permanently as the Adjutant General.”
When contacted for comment, Newsom’s office referred Fox News Digital to the California Military Department, which blasted the lawsuit as “retaliatory and baseless” and provided documents proving Magram was fired for causing the department to “lose faith, trust, and confidence” in his ability to continue serving as an organizational leader.
“In 2021, the United States Air Force Inspector General investigated Brigadier General Magram for multiple instances of misconduct involving ethical violations and maltreatment of subordinates. On 26 October 2021, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force issued Brigadier General Magram a Letter of Admonishment for these indiscretions,” a department spokesperson said in a statement.
“This independent action by the Air Force formed the basis of a removal action initiated by the California Military Department to hold Gen. Magram accountable for his misconduct. The recommended discipline was unanimously upheld by a board of three senior officers with no involvement in the underlying incidents,” they said.
“All actions were taken based on independent investigations by the U.S. Air Force and the Military Department Inspector General. We look forward to defending our actions to hold a senior leader accountable for his misconduct,” they added.
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