In a letter written by CBC Chairman Steven Horsford, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has called on California Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The letter emphasizes Lee’s qualifications in addressing important issues such as poverty eradication, climate change, democratic defense, and progressive agenda advancement. Governor Newsom has previously expressed his intention to select a Black woman for any vacant senate seats in California, indicating a possibility of Lee’s appointment. However, other contenders, including Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter, are also vying for the position. Newsom has clarified that he plans to make an “interim” appointment and does not intend to choose from among the current contenders running for Feinstein’s seat.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein was known for her long service in the Senate and her advocacy for gun control and bipartisan cooperation. The CBC views Barbara Lee as a potential successor who can uphold and build upon Feinstein’s legacy. Ultimately, the decision rests with Governor Newsom on whom he selects as an interim replacement.
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