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Feinstein Replacement Already Mired In Scandal!

How does a resident of Maryland become the Senator of California?

Indeed, many are wondering how Gavin Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler, a resident of Maryland, as the replacement for the late Dianne Feinstein.

The newly minted Senator is reportedly attempting to cover up this inconvenient fact by not-so-stealthily changing her social media bio.

One user presented the before and after screenshots of Butler’s social media account showing the removal of her location data.

Simon Ateba had this to say: “In case you missed this today, State of Maryland Resident Laphonza Butler was sworn in today, Tuesday, as the State of California’s newest senator. Her partner came to show her support.”

Fox News reports that GOP lawmakers are demanding answers:

Butler’s home address is listed in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Issa is questioning the constitutionality of her ability to take office while residing in a different state than the one she will represent.

“We’re not talking about the question of majority, we’re talking about 38 million Californians who have an absolute right to have somebody who puts California first – not who puts the District of Columbia first or Maryland, where she’s a resident, first,” Issa told Fox News Digital in an interview Monday.

Democrats celebrated the admission of Laphonza Butler to the Senate as a representative for California—they failed to mention that she lives in Maryland.

“I was honored to swear in Laphonza Butler, whom I have been fortunate to work with for many years, as the next senator from California.

As she assumes this role, I know she will work to serve Californians with grit and grace, as she has done throughout her career,” Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday.

Before the appointment, ABC News featured this article:

Newsom has previously pledged to fill any Senate vacancy with a Black woman.

Many thought the natural successor for the seat, then, would be Rep. Barbara Lee — the only Black woman of the three high-profile Democrats running for Feinstein’s seat upon her announcement she would not seek another term in 2024.


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