California Democrat Barbara Lee rips Gavin Newsom over Feinstein appointment comments
“I am troubled by the governor’s remarks,” Lee said in a Sunday statement. “The idea that a Black woman should be appointed only as a caretaker to simply check a box is insulting to countless Black women across this country who have carried the Democratic Party to victory election after election.”
Barbara Lee slams Newsom on possible Feinstein replacement: 'Insulting to countless black women'
FILE - Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Lee filed paperwork Wednesday, Feb. 15, to enter the race for the seat held by long-serving Sen. Dianne Feinstein, adding another Democrat and a nationally recognized Black woman to a growing field that already includes two other members of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) J. Scott Applewhite/AP Barbara…
Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Gavin Newsom Over Potential ‘Token’ Senate Appointment
Democratic California Rep. Barbara Lee lambasted Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom for vowing to appoint a black woman to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Rep. Barbara Lee: Gov. Newsom ‘insulting to countless Black women’ on potential Senate appointment
Lee said she was troubled by Newsom's remarks about his previous pledge to appoint a Black woman should Dianne Feinstein, 90, be unable to finish her term.
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