California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has just appointed a radical leftist to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Feinstein’s seat will be filled by the president of far-left EMILY’s List, Laphonza Butler.
The news of Newsom’s pick was reported by Politico on Sunday evening.
Feinstein died Thursday night at 90 years old.
According to Politico, Newsom’s appointment comes “without putting limitations or preconditions on his pick running for the seat in 2024.”
This means that Butler can join the existing field of contenders for the party’s nominee in 2024.
The current contenders for the Democrat primary include Reps. Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee.
Before Newsom’s selection was revealed, various reports published on Sunday indicated that Feinstein’s replacement was expected to be sworn in this week.
“This means that California will not only get a black woman Senator but also its first openly lesbian Senator,” noted journalist Yashar Ali.
“Laphonza will be the second lesbian to serve in the Senate.”
However, journalists noted on Twitter/X that Butler lists her state of residence as Maryland.
“FEC filings from EMILY’s List record Laphonza Butler’s residence as Silver Springs, Maryland as recently as 31 days ago,” said FEC analyst Rob Pyers.
“FPPC and FEC filings indicate that soon-to-be California Senator Laphonza Butler hasn’t been a resident of the state for over two years.”
FPPC and FEC filings indicate that soon-to-be California Senator Laphonza Butler hasn't been a resident of the state for over two years. pic.twitter.com/IejF3ndnPO
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) October 2, 2023
Pyers noted that EMILY’s List was already cleaning up their website to hide where Butler allegedly lives.
The organization removed the following line from its website:
“She lives in Maryland with her partner Neneki Lee and their daughter Nylah.”
EMILY’s List is a political action committee.
The organization helps elect pro-abortion activists to political offices across the country.