Breaking: Newsom appoints Alex Padilla to replace Harris in the Senate

BREAKING: @AlexPadilla4CA is California’s next U.S. senator.

@GavinNewsom caps months of jockeying by appointing ally to outgoing @KamalaHarris seat.

Historic as Padilla will be CA’s first Latino senator. But will disappoint those who wanted Black woman to replace Harris.

[email protected]: “Through his tenacity, integrity, smarts and grit, California is gaining a tested fighter in their corner who will be a fierce ally in D.C., lifting up our state’s values and making sure we secure the critical resources to emerge stronger from this pandemic.”