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Dianne Feinstein has passed on, leaving a vacant Senate seat in California. Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Laphonza Butler to fill it.
Newsom, who had already openly committed to selecting a black woman for the position, has sparked controversy with this decision.
“This isn’t a meritocracy any more,” Sara Gonzales says. “You have to base your future decisions on physical characteristics of people and just hope that you can find someone that can plug that hole.”
Butler also happens to be the head of Emily’s List, a pro-abortion political action committee. The group has claimed to have helped elect a number of women to push forward the agenda “of killing babies in the womb up until the point of birth,” Gonzales adds.
However, that’s not the only controversy surrounding Butler’s appointment.
She doesn’t even live in California.
Butler’s voting registration card from 2022 shows that she is registered to vote in Maryland with a Maryland residence.
“Gavin Newsom thinks he’s a casting director. He’s in Hollywood, right? He’s just casting, he’s casting the play, he’s casting the musical. So that’s what they do in casting. They pick a character, they give it ethnicity, skin color, the whole disposition, and then go find that person,” BlazeTV contributor Jaco Booyens explains.
Butler also happens to be a lesbian, which Gonzales notes is a “little bonus box that she checked there.”
Eric July is on the same page, adding that it’s as “simple as this: the best people aren’t the ones that are getting these positions.”
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