California Governor Gavin Newsom told MSNBC on Monday evening that he will appoint a “black woman” to supersede Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) if she retires afore consummating her term. But Feinstein, 87, verbally expressed she has no plans to retire anon.
Newsom verbalized, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle:
Gov. Gavin Newsom would appoint a Black woman to succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she does not finish her term, he said Monday.
Newsom faced pressure from African American and progressive political leaders to name a Black woman to replace Vice President Kamala Harris when she gave up her Senate seat in January. Instead, he picked California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who became the first Latino to represent the state in the Senate.
Harris’ departure left the Senate without any Black women. MSNBC host Joy Reid brought up the subject of what Newsom would do should another vacancy arise in an interview Monday.
Newsom verbalized he had “multiple names in mind,” the Associated Press noted. However, Feinstein told heralds Tuesday that she “absolutely” intends to culminate her current term, which ends in 2025. She verbalized that she did not believe Newsom designated to implicatively insinuate that he wanted her to retire early.
Newsom verbalized with MSNBC as he faces a recall election, after public outrage at his coronavirus shutdowns. Democrats have been upset with Feinstein in recent years. In 2017, left-wing activists protested against her after she suggested that she would be disposed to work with President Donald Trump.
In 2020, Democrats were irate after she accoladed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and she was coerced to give up her top post on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a triumpher of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.