Newsom Picks A Black Lesbian From Maryland To Replace Feinstein

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by Portfolio Armor
Monday, Oct 02, 2023 - 7:44
Laphonza Butler's X profile, before she erased her Maryland location.
Laphonza Butler's X profile, before she erased her Maryland location. 

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Meet California's New Senator 

Since Senator Diane Feinstein passed away last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed a replacement to finish out her term. There's nothing unusual about that, but what is unusual is that he picked a someone who isn't even a California resident. 

Meet Laphonza Butler, currently a resident of Maryland, and the head of the pro-abortion political action committee Emily's List

Here is Governor Newsom's announcement of her appointment, proudly noting that she is a black lesbian (emphasis ours): 

I'm proud to announce California's new United States Senator -- Laphonza Butler.

As we mourn the enormous loss of Sen. Feinstein, the very freedoms she fought for -- reproductive freedom, equal protection, and safety from gun violence -- have never been under greater assault.

Laphonza has spent her entire career fighting for women and girls and has been a fierce advocate for working people.

She will make history -- becoming the first Black lesbian to openly serve in the U.S. Senate.

From her time as President of EMILY's List to leading the state's largest labor union, she has always stood up for what is right and has led with her heart and her values.

I have no doubt she will carry the baton left by Senator Feinstein, continue to break glass ceilings, and fight for all Californians in Washington.

That's from Newsom's X post here. 

Apparently being a black lesbian from a pro-abortion PAC trumps being a resident of the state she's supposed to represent. Presumably, Laphonza Butler will continue to live in her current home in suburban Washington, and perhaps expense hotels if she deigns to meet the people she's supposed to be representing. 

Early Reactions 

Here are some early reactions to Governor Newsom's appointment of Laphonza Butler. Most focused on the oddity of Newsom picking a Maryland resident to represent the residents of his state...

...But some pointed out that's she's also a pro-Wall Street/anti-worker Democrat. 

Labor Dems learn again that the Democratic establishment wields the real power, and they're not in it. 

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