Leo Terrell Urges Gov. Newsom To ‘Appoint’ Him To Fill Kamala Harris’ ‘Unexpired’ Senate Term

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Over the weekend, Black California politicians demanded Gov. Gavin Newsom appoint a Black woman to the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kamala Harris’ should former Vice President Joe Biden and Harris win the Presidential election, California Globe reported.

According to the Sacramento Bee: “At a press conference Friday, members of the California Legislative Black Caucus nominated U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee as candidates for the position. Bass and Lee represent “two of the most powerful women” in California, said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D- San Diego and chair of the caucus.”

California allows the governor to appoint a senator to fill a vacant seat until the next statewide general election, one of 37 states that do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“We are working through the cattle call of considerations,” Newsom told reporters last week. “I want to make sure it’s inclusive, I want to make sure that we are considerate of people’s points of view.”

Senator Kamala Harris, however, has yet to resign from her seat, though she would resign in the Senate before she takes the oath of office on January 20, should her and Biden be confirmed as the official winners of the November election.

As the California Democrat senator’s seat currently remains in question, civil rights attorney and Trump supporter, Leo Terrell, urged Governor Newsom to “appoint” him to fill Harris’ “unexpired” senate term. Continued Below

“Attention Gavin Newsom. Appoint me to fill Sen. Kamala Harris’ Senatorial Seat. If appointed, I will adopt all of [President] Donald Trump policies. I await your decision. #Trumpforever!” Terrell tweeted on Monday.

In another tweet, Mr. Terrell again urged the California governor to appoint him to the “unexpired” senate term.

“I am seeking appointment of Sen. Kamala Harris’ senatorial seat. I will adopt Trump policies in California. Gov. Newson, appoint me to fill the unexpired term. My goal will be to turn California ‘Red’ Vote #Trumpforever,” the civil right attorney wrote. Continued Below

Leo Terrell’s official tweets:

In another tweet on Monday, Terrell responded to a local California news anchor over why he should fill the senate term:

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Interestingly, Senator Kamala Harris tweeted on Sunday for help “to fund the legal work necessary to protect every vote”:

Meanwhile, California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Granite Bay), however, said that Governor Gavin Newsom is again overstepping his authority with “what he describes as the ‘cattle call’ of installing a political ally in the U.S. Senate.”

“The Constitution says California voters would decide who completes Senator Harris’ term,” Kiley said. “Even after being restrained by our courts for exceeding his authority, the Governor is once again trying to claim for himself power that resides with the people of California.”

As reported by Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Fox 23 News:

The Washington Post reported that Newsom is being urged to appoint a Latino to replace Harris. According to the story, Newsom may be considering California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Others who could be considered for the post, according to The New York Times, include Rep. Adam Schiff; Mayor London Breed of San Francisco; Rep. Barbara Lee; State Senate President Toni Atkins and Rep. Ro Khanna.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti could also be on the list. He was a national campaign co-chair for Biden. Eleni Kounalakis may also be considered. She is the state’s first female lieutenant governor and once served as President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Hungary.

(Related: Longtime Dem Lawyer Leo Terrell Offers Free Legal Services To Trump, Urges The Left To ‘Cancel’ Him)