The recent death of former Sen. Dianne Feinstein left Gov. Gavin Newsom in a predicament. Would he keep his promise to fill the seat with a black woman even though two white people (Adam Schiff and Katie Porter) are leading the 2024 race for the seat? As RedState reported, the answer is yes.
Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler, whose only qualifications appear to be working on Kamala Harris’ failed 2020 presidential campaign while being a “black lesbian.” Naturally, the California governor is touting the latter.
Governor @GavinNewsom has selected Laphonza Butler to complete Senator Feinstein’s term.
A trusted adviser to @VP Harris and leader of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to electing women, Butler will make history as the first Black lesbian to openly serve in Congress. pic.twitter.com/NTPcK2Wtve
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) October 2, 2023
I’m just really glad we select the most powerful people in the country based on race and who they sleep with. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with such an approach? What does merit have to do with governing competently anyway?
Let’s ask Newsom, who apparently appointed a Maryland resident to the seat, birthing an immediate scandal.
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) October 2, 2023
You know, for all the talk of Newsom’s smooth-talking demeanor, it’s worth remembering that he’s actually just an incompetent clown. That’s why the comparisons between him and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida are so laughable. Yeah, the coming debate between the two men will be entertaining, but it doesn’t even really matter what happens because the real-world results are night and day. Florida is economically and socially booming with a huge influx of newcomers while California is drowning in a sea of far-left idiocy.
Getting back to Butler, the cover-up has already begun in earnest. EMILY’s List, the rabid pro-abortion organization she worked for, scrubbed her listed residency in Maryland overnight.
Newsom’s office confirms she moved to DC area for EMILY’s list, but is a CA homeowner and will reregister to vote in California before being sworn in.
— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) October 2, 2023
Being a homeowner in a state does not make one a resident of that state. Given that she’s not even registered to vote in California, it’s fairly obvious that she does not live there and has no formal residency there. Where does she pay taxes? What state is her driver’s license from? Has she claimed California residency in the last two years?
Hilariously, Butler even forgot to turn off her location data until after she was appointed. It’s all fixed now, though.