California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom admitted he’s “defensive” of San Francisco amid ongoing criticism over the homeless crisis that has plagued the city.

During an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday, Meyers asked Newsom how he responds to these “very real problems.”

“It does feel like Republicans, conservatives, they try to make that the avatar for what’s wrong with Democratic policies,” Meyers began. “Those are very real problems San Francisco has. How do you even start to address them?”