The Congressional Black Caucus is the latest group to push Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) to the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who died at age 90 on Friday.
Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford sent a letter to Newsom asking him to appoint Lee to the Senate. Eyes have been on Newsom since news of Feinstein’s health issues and, later, her death, after he vowed in 2021 to fill the Senate seat with a black woman.
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Horsford acknowledged Newsom’s “extraordinarily difficult position” of needing to appoint a new senator and commended him on his “courageous commitment” to appoint a black woman to the seat and “rectify the gross imbalance in representation” in the Senate.
“Congresswoman Lee has always done what’s right, not what’s easy — especially during moments of crisis,” Horsford wrote. “Her values have never wavered: she is a tried and true progressive who has been effective in delivering legislation that helps working people.”
New – Black Caucus chair Steven Horsford is sending a letter to California Gov. Newsom asking him to appoint Barbara Lee to the late Sen. Feinstein’s Senate seat.“we strongly urge you to appoint Congresswoman Barbara …