San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) said Tuesday that the California government Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomNewsom loses Shirley Weber to serve as California’s Secretary of State Newsom elects Padilla for California’s Senate seat in California, governor reintroduces quarantine MOREs (D) election of Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) to fill the elected vice president Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisNews drop Shirley Weber to serve as California Secretary of State Harris: ‘It’s my hope and my prayer … to work across party lines’ Newsom chooses Padilla for Senate seat in California MOREThe S (D) vacant Senate seat is “a real blow to African American society.”
Asked about her thoughts on Newsom’s choice of an ABC subsidiary, Breed said the decision came as a surprise.
“This is a real blow to the African American community, to African American women, to women in general,” she said, according to ABC 7 News. “It’s really challenging to put it, but it was definitely a surprise.”
Breed said the California Open was another opportunity to strengthen the upper house’s female representation. Harris was the first black woman to hold a Senate seat in the state.
“And it’s an unfortunate situation when we try to take this country forward and make sure that black lives really matter and that African Americans have a place at the table – especially African American women,” she continued, according to the news agency. “After what was done in this race at national level, [it] is definitely unhappy. “
Ras’ name had circulated as a potential choice to fill the seat, as had California’s Democratic representatives. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassNew who chooses Padilla to California Senate seat AOC against Pelosi: Round 12? Pressley urges Newsom to appoint a black woman to Harris’ place MORE and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean Lee Newsom Elects Padilla to California Senate Global Gag Rule is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Why the Helms Change Relationship Is Important Pressley Urges Newsom to Appoint a Black Woman to Harris’ Place MORE, according to ABC 7 News.
Lee thanked those who had supported her potential appointment in a tweet.
Seeing all the words of support means so much to me.
Thanks to all those who lifted me up and supported progressive black women and women of color in leadership.
– Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) December 22, 2020
Rope. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyWarren and other senators seek inquiry into Trump administration resuming federal executions Congress approves.3T coronavirus aid, government funding deal Ilhan Omar says she will not get vaccinated: “People who need it the most, should get it” (D-Mass.) Urged Newsom to appoint a black woman to fill Harris’ place earlier this month.
We can absolutely not go backwards. With the choice of @KamalaHarris to VP-elect, @CAgovernor must prioritize this leadership, perspective, and representation in the vacant U.S. Senate and appoint a black woman. @BLeeForCongress & @KarenBassTweets are experienced decision makers. https://t.co/0krXlbeh7s
– Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 15, 2020
“We absolutely can not go backwards. With the election of @KamalaHarris as VP-elect, @CAgovernor must prioritize this leadership, perspective and representation in the vacant US Senate and appoint a black woman, “she wrote on Twitter, mentioning both Lee and Bass.
Newsom is scheduled to appoint Padilla to fill Harris’ place. He will be the first Latino to represent California in the Senate.