Jerry Brown picks Rep. Xavier Becerra as California attorney general

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

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Gov. Jerry Brown has tabbed Rep. Xavier Becerra to serve as California’s interim attorney general, selecting the Los Angeles Democrat to fill a vacancy opened by the imminent departure of outgoing Attorney General Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate.

Assuming he wins confirmation by the Legislature – a strong possibility, given the 12-term Democrat’s role as a mainstay of Democratic and Los Angeles politics – Becerra would serve as California’s top law enforcement official through 2018, with an opportunity to serve for another eight years if he runs for the office.

At a time when the election of President Donald Trump has alarmed California Democrats and thrown into question the state’s liberal stances on issues like climate change and immigration, Brown’s choice of a liberal stalwart like Becerra reaffirmed the state’s future role as a pocket of resistance.

“Xavier has been an outstanding public servant – in the State Legislature, the U.S. Congress and as a deputy attorney general,” Brown said in an emailed statement. “I’m confident he will be a champion for all Californians and help our state aggressively combat climate change.”

Referring to himself as a “the son of immigrants” who is motivated to “fight for working families like the one I grew up in,” Becerra said in a statement that had accepted Brown’s offer and summarized his liberal bona fides. …


  1. Illegal aliens and billionaire crony capitalists both rejoiced at this news…
    Because Cali can change “climate change” all by itself…
    We are governed by complete morons…life is gonna get harder and harder unless you’re part of the welfare class, here illegally or a Hollyweird entertainer or parasitic hanger-on…

    Hasta la vista, amigos!!!

  2. Dr Richard Muccillo says

    Probably an illegal and just as bad as that bitch harris–wake up baldy has to go and CA will follow the rules or Militia will make them –enough of this insane tyranny–baldy brown ‘s day is coming to an end

  3. We can be assured that CA will lead the nation in cracking down on Illegal Aliens under AG Becerra.

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