San Francisco Mayor says Harris replacement pick ‘a real blow to African American community’

Mayor of San Francisco London Breed (D) said on Tuesday that California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom Newsom Cites Shirley Weber as California Secretary of State Newsom Chooses Padilla for California Senate Seat California Governor Quarantines(D) choice of Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) to serve as Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala Harris Newsom quotes Shirley Weber to serve as California Secretary of State Harris: “ It is my hope and prayer … to work across party lines ” Newsom selects Padilla for seat in California Senate MOREThe (D) vacant Senate seat is “a real blow to the African American community.”

When asked about her opinion of Newsom’s choice by an ABC partner, Breed said the decision was a surprise.

“This is a real blow to the African American community, to African American women, to women in general,” she said according to ABC 7 News. “It’s really challenging to put it into words, but it was definitely a surprise.”

Breed said the California open chair was another opportunity to bolster the black, female representation in the upstairs room. Harris was the first black woman to hold a Senate seat for the state.

“And it’s an unfortunate situation as we’re trying to move this country forward, and make sure that Black lives really matter and that African Americans are at the table – especially African American women,” she continued, according to the report. news broadcast. “After what has been done in this race at [it] is certainly a shame. “

Breed’s name had been circulated as a possible choice to fill the seat, as were the Democratic representatives of California. Karen BassKaren Ruth Bass Nieuwsom Chooses Padilla for California Senate AOC v. Pelosi: Round 12? Pressley urges Newsom to appoint a black woman to Harris’ chair MORE and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean Lee Newsom Elects Padilla for California Senate Global Gag Rule Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Why The Helms Amendment’s Revocation Is Important Pressley Urges Newsom to Appoint a Black Woman to the Seat of Harris MORE, according to ABC 7 News.

Lee thanked those who supported her possible appointment in a tweet.

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna Pressley Warren and Other Senators Seek Investigation into Trump Administration Resuming Federal Executions Congress Gives 3T Coronavirus Aid, Government Funding Ilhan Omar Says She Won’t Get Vaccine: ‘People Who Need It Most Should Get It (D-Mass.) Called on Newsom to appoint a black woman to fill Harris’ chair earlier this month.

“We absolutely cannot go backwards. With the election of @KamalaHarris as VP-elect, @CAgovernor should prioritize this leadership, perspective and representation in the vacant US Senate seat and appoint a black woman, ”she wrote on Twitter, citing both Lee and Bass .

Newsom will appoint Padilla to fill Harris’ chair. He will be the first Latino to represent California in the Senate.