The great debate over replacing Kamala Harris wasn’t about qualifications. What qualifications? California Democrats are qualified for little except virtue signaling and racial quotas. And so the debate came down to whether Governor Newsom would replace Kamala Harris, who is half-Jamaican and half-Indian, with a black woman (the assumption was that another half-Indian and half-Jamaican wasn’t an option) or a Latino.
And then, at the last minute, Asian groups began claiming Kamala as one of her own and demanding an Asian replacement, but that went nowhere.
Considering California demographics, Newsom replaced her with a Latino political hack. But that didn’t solve anything. Instead, the LA Times and Democrat activists began pressuring Senator Dianne Feinstein, in trouble for being nice to Senator Lindsey Graham, to step down so that Newsom could assign seats based on race, giving one seat to a Latino and another to a black woman.
Since California is now a bad joke, it’s happening.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pledged Monday that he would appoint a Black woman to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) should she choose to retire before her term is up.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the governor said that he had several candidates in mind for a potential replacement for Feinstein, 87, who has faced pressure from some progressive Democrats to step down and is no longer the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her current term is up in January 2025.
He has binders of black women, you might say.
Newsom is scrambling to survive a recall campaign in which his polling is close to the margin of error. And so he’s desperately pandering. He knows perfectly well that this will increase the pressure on Feinstein.
And he just as clearly doesn’t care.
But at least California Democrats have made their new program of allocating Senate seats based on race official. The only question is when will Newsom be replaced by a black woman?