The two people leading the polling for the Senate seat are a white male and woman….Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter…..
The California Governor says he’d pick a Black Woman if Feinstein steps down early….
But ONLY to hold down the seat until the November Election…..
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) comments that he would appoint a Black woman to be Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s replacement — but not someone running for the seat.
Lee, who is Black, is running for the Senate in California. Feinstein is not running for reelection in 2024, but her health problems and absences from the Senate have raised questions about whether she’ll complete her term.
“I am troubled by the governor’s remarks,” Lee said in a Sunday statement. “The idea that a Black woman should be appointed only as a caretaker to simply check a box is insulting to countless Black women across this country who have carried the Democratic Party to victory election after election.”
“The perspective of Black women in the U.S. Senate is sorely needed — and needed for more than a few months. Governor Newsom knows this, which is why he made the pledge in the first place,” Lee added. “If the Governor intends to keep his promise and appoint a Black woman to the Senate, the people of California deserve the best possible person for that job. Not a token appointment.
“Black women deserve more than a participation trophy. We need a seat at the table.”
Newsom has said if he needed to appoint a replacement, he would choose a Black woman, a position he reiterated in an interview Sunday with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
Newsom did not describe the appointment as a caretaker position, but in pushing the governor, Todd said such an appointee “would be essentially a caretaker.”…