Newsom defends Feinstein, says he won’t appoint another California senator in her place

Source: The Hill

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) defended Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday, saying in an interview that he won’t appoint another person in her position despite growing concerns about her health. ‘I don’t want to make another appointment, and I don’t think the people of California want me to make another appointment. I’ve made plenty of appointments,’ Newsom told NBC’s Chuck Todd on ‘Meet the Press’ Newsom said that his office is working closely with her Senate staff and that he was in touch with her personally not long ago but was not definitive on that time frame. … Some progressive lawmakers have called for her to step down due to her health. A competitive Democratic primary is underway for her seat, with candidates including House Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee and Adam Schiff.” (09/10/23)