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California’s Leading Democrats Make Mad Dash to Fill the ‘Kamala Harris’ Seat in Senate

California’s Leading Democrats Make Mad Dash to Fill the ‘Kamala Harris’ Seat in Senate

One Californian creates “Cheater” effigy of Biden. Republican Darrell Issa headed back to Congress.

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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Ahh, so she won’t have her senate seat when Trump is declared the winner shortly?

    zennyfan in reply to gonzotx. | November 9, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Not gonna happen. The fix was in and there’s nothing we can do about it.

      RodFC in reply to zennyfan. | November 9, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Do not go gentle into that good night,
      Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      gwsjr425 in reply to zennyfan. | November 9, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      If SCOTUS follows the Constitution and rules that state election laws were violated with regards to mail in ballots rendering them invalid, six to eight states will flip to Trump.

    Milhouse in reply to gonzotx. | November 9, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    She hasn’t resigned yet, so no, she’ll still have it.

    For that matter, she doesn’t have to resign at all. She will, of course; it would be stupid of her not to. No senator has ever kept his seat while also serving as vice president, let alone president. For one thing, if she were to keep her seat, and thus her deliberative vote, I doubt that she would also get a casting vote. But if she wanted to she could do that and nobody could stop her. Well, other than 2/3 of the senate expelling her.

    (And of course presidenting itself is really more work than one person can do, which is why it has such a visible toll on those who try, so a president trying to senator on top of that would just be ridiculous.)

      Sonnys Mom in reply to Milhouse. | November 9, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      What if all those mainstream media outlets just “announce” her resignation? Just for clickbait.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | November 9, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      Yes she does have to resign her Senate seat because it is unconstitutional to hold both a seat in either House and also an office under the United States (ie. Vice President). It’s in article 1, section 6:

      <blockquote. . . . and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

      So no, Harris cannot simultaneously be Vice President (and president of the Senate) and remain a voting member of the Senate. She gives up her Senate seat the minute she is sworn in as Vice President.

        No, she doesn’t. The presidency and vice presidency are not “offices under the United States”. That term is used several times in the constitution, and in every single instance it means the same thing: an office to which someone is appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate. Not the presidency or vice presidency, or a seat in congress.

        So there is no constitutional bar to a president or vice president sitting in congress.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | November 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      Harris’s only job as Vice President is to also be the President of the Senate. And then she can’t cast a vote unless the Senate is tied 50-50. She cannot remain a voting member of the Senate while also being Vice President (and President of the Senate). The Constitution prohibits such shenanigans.

      Article 1; Section 6

      . . . and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

      Harris is no longer a sitting Senator with voting privileges the minute she take the Vice Presidential oath of office.

        Again, no. She could be both a voting member and president of the senate. But I doubt that she could vote twice, once as a senator and once as president. So it would be stupid of her to keep her senate seat.

      Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Milhouse. | November 10, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      She would just invite you to show her in the Constitution where she can’t hold both jobs at once. After all, she’s SuperWoman!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gonzotx. | November 9, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Hear all those applicants have professionally made Nike knee pads.

Connivin Caniff | November 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Be sure to wipe down the seat.

That photo gives me the creeps – it’s like Mr. Ed with a perm.

Why worry? Kamala is going back to the Senate.

I figure Newsom will appoint himself if Biden actually wins.

2smartforlibs | November 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Sicxne she still only senator. You might want to keep your powder dry.

Kamala “Heels Up” Harris

She’s got the whitest teeth Willie Brown ever came across.

Somewhat OT: Mitt Romneycare may join Biden administration to lead HHS.

I am highly skeptical that the Communists would give a plum assignment like this to a non-Communist. But if it does happen, it illustrates my point that GOPe politicians like Romneycare are politically much closer to the Communist Party than the typical Republican voter.

Oh – and Romneycare reportedly wants Mia Love to succeed him in the Senate. That is no surprise at all.

Can we finally say it? The GOP is not our ally – and probably never was. That is why I am not losing sleep over the prospect of the GOP losing the Senate anymore.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | November 9, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    I said in another thread:it is time for a solid, gutsy new party. One willing to shoe leather to nether extremities, speak loudly, and not just CARRY, but SWING big sticks. Hard!

      Just keep in mind that (a) being a Constitutionalist doesn’t make one an “extremist”, and (b) pushing back against progressives, socialists, etc. doesn’t make one an “extremist”, either.

    I am highly skeptical that the Communists would give a plum assignment like this to a non-Communist.

    Mitt can identify however they need him to, as long as they simply promise to LIKE him.

      alaskabob in reply to Dusty Pitts. | November 9, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      The Dems wouldn’t concede a Romney senate seat to a stronger Republican. More to this.

        Depends if the UT governor is an Establishment Republican or not. And Romneycare may realize that he likely will be dumped in 2024, voting fraud or no voting fraud.

        So this may be Mitt’s last chance at a golden parachute and the chance to show the middle finger to the Deplorables on his way out the door.

    His father George Romney was head of HUD under Nixon. Nixon saved us from his AFFH-like efforts and then fired him at the beginning of his very brief second term (having won 49 states!)

    RINOism runs in that family.

    “After Nixon’s election as president, he appointed Romney as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Romney’s ambitious plans, which included housing production increases for the poor and open housing to desegregate suburbs, were modestly successful but often thwarted by Nixon.”

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | November 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Who else here thinks in the case of a Biden win, Willard will jump ship to the “D” side, whether or not a cabinet appointment goes with it?

How does someone become “openly gay”? Is there a test, or perhaps a demonstration? Just wondering.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Romey. | November 9, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Open means they aren’t denying it. Ambassador Morell didn’t deny or hide his homosexuality.

    Closeted: Rock Hudson. Clergy and politicians who oppose and condemn it at the tips of their lungs. And, those who can lose their lives by it being found out.

    Some are not just open, but want everyone to know it within 30 seconds. It is their entire life.

Why no mention of Schiff or Swallwell? How much influence does Ed Buck have in making the call?

First this or first that… appointed… not elected senator. It’s not an individual accomplishment being appointed to the seat.

Her neck is wider than her head — the opposite of Pencil-neck Schiff.

Neck deformities – whoring scumbags.

Hispanic, black, gay but no mention of most qualified as a selection criteria.

If Rod Blagojevich had appointed himself to the Illinois open Senate seat, he would likely still be a sitting senator.

She’s ‘Giggles the ‘Ho’, nothing more, nothing less.

This woman is a fool.

A Punk Named Yunk | November 10, 2020 at 11:04 pm

> mad dash to fill the “Kamala Harris” seat in the US Senate
The operative word, IMHO, is “mad”. Which brings us to Mad Maxine Waters. Anyone willing to second the motion?