There has never been a Latino or Latina to represent California in the U.S. Senate. California boasts the largest Latino population in the country, with more than 15 million Latinos — and 7.9 million eligible Latino voters and growing. Now is the moment to appoint a Latino and help build a democracy that is truly reflective of the state’s populace. By 2030, Latinos are projected to represent 43% of the population.
We understand that this is not a task to take lightly and the governor will need to weigh race, ethnicity, gender and geography to decide on this once-in-a-generation appointment. We understand that he will need to select someone who has the viability, network and resources to win the seat outright in 2022.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/ope ... 731946.php
“Appointing a Black woman to this seat is nonnegotiable — this must be done,” Black Lives Matter Global Network wrote, directing the Democratic governor to either appoint U.S. Reps. Karen Bass or Barbara Lee to fill the seat for the remainder of Harris’ term.
“If there is not a single Black woman in the Senate, then the Senate is simply not a proper representation of the people,” the petition states, pointing out that there will be no Black female U.S. senators once Harris takes the leap from Congress to the executive branch.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/black- ... arbara-lee
I think that the Gov. should do what's best for CA and lean toward a Latino Senator over appointing a black woman for the sake of the "US" argument. Obviously, whomever the Gov. appoints will be left leaning, that goes without saying. Newsom has National aspirations, so I think he'll go for the "Do it for the US" option over "Do it for CA option."