The painful consequences of Nov. 3rd continue to ripple across the country.

For example, there is a mad dash to fill the “Kamala Harris” seat in the US Senate, with many state Democrats hopeful Governor Gavin Newsom will tap them for the spot.

It’s a virtual symphony of social justice, group-think clamoring by many power-hungry politicos.

Many Newsom insiders insist that the governor wants to make a historic choice, making Secretary of State Alex Padilla a leading contender. If picked, Padilla, a longtime Newsom supporter, would become the first Latino senator in the state’s 170-year history.

The governor also has to contend with women’s groups who have also pressured him to fill Harris’ seat with another woman of color, putting Rep. Karen Bass of Los Angeles, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, high on the list. Bass was on Joe Biden’s vice-presidential shortlist, and said recently that she’s keeping her options open with a new administration coming in.

Rep. Barbara Lee, a progressive icon from Oakland, has been viewed as a likely choice as well, and recently led in a University of Southern California poll on who Newsom should pick.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who would be the first Latino and the first openly gay senator from California, if tapped, is a rising star in the Democratic Party and has recently catapulted up the shortlist, according to people close to Newsom.

State Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego, who is also LGBTQ, would be another historic choice and is viewed as a contender.

I predict that Newsom can make a more grating and loathsome pick than Harris.

However, not every Californian is embracing the “national unity” message.

The Northern California home of a supporter of President Donald Trump was vandalized Friday after an effigy of Joe Biden accompanied by the word “cheater” was hung from its second-story roof with a rope, authorities said.

NBC Bay Area video shows an SUV in the driveway of the Brentwood, California, residence with a smashed windshield after vandals struck about midnight. The home’s garage was painted with graffiti that described Trump with an epithet.

The vandalism, including tossed eggs, was reported after protests decrying the effigy broke out Thursday night and police blocked the adjacent street in response, the station said. No arrests were reported.

The Retribution Police are going to be very busy for at least the next 2 years.

Finally, some more good news out of California. Former California Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa was declared the victor this Saturday in his race to return to Congress.

The former nine-term congressman and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump trailed early in the San Diego-area 50th District. But as more votes were counted after Election Day, he overtook Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar. The latest vote count update gave him about 54% of the votes and a 23,000-vote lead.

Issa already had declared victory in a statement posted to social media Friday night.

“Whether you supported me in this election or not, I will work tirelessly in Congress for all who call the 50th District their home, for The State of California which I love so much, and for our great country,” Issa wrote. He thanked Campa-Najjar “for a spirited campaign.”

So many wins in the House of Representatives, it is truly astonishing.

 

 
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