Comedian and actor Rob Schneider is one of the latest celebrities to flee California.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Schneider explained why he moved from California to Arizona.
“I really feel like I don’t want the Democratic Party trying to run my life,” Schneider stated. “And there’s not one aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with.”
He added, “I’ve had it with them, so I got out of California to the slightly freer state of Arizona.”
Schneider admitted that he used to be a Democrat because “you have to be if you live in San Francisco.”
He said that high taxes were a reason that got him to leave the Democratic Party.
Schneider said that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pushed him “over the edge.”
He planned to live in San Francisco for his entire life, but the regulations and homeless issues forced him to escape California.
The comedic actor joked, “San Francisco either has a huge homeless problem or a gigantic camping success story.”
He admitted that he is worried that being an outspoken conservative could cost him acting jobs in Hollywood.
Schneider said, “A lot of people that I’m friends in Hollywood, they lean towards the right, but they’re just scared of it because it really is like a mob of ideologues. They will attack you.”
He said the left subscribes to a “religious architecture” of political thinking.
“It’s really weird, you know something is wrong when people say putting God, and family, and country first is somehow controversial,” he said, adding, “How is that controversial?”
The former “Saturday Night Live” star advised, “At a certain point you have to say, ‘Enough of this.'”
Schneider has been an outspoken critic of Newsom’s policies – especially the draconian restrictions implemented during the pandemic. He has also lambasted San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D).
Actor Mark Wahlberg recently announced that he was moving out of California to give his children a “better life.”
In 2020, prolific podcaster Joe Rogan moved from California to Texas because of pandemic lockdowns and overcrowding.
You can watch the entire Rob Schneider interview below.
Rob Schneider: I’ve had it with the Democratic Party!