San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pick to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is "a real blow to the African-American community."
Newsom on Tuesday tapped Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who would become the first Latino to hold a U.S. Senate seat from the state.
"Definitely, this is a real blow to the African-American community," Breed said of the choice during a news conference to offer Covid-19 updates.
"It's an unfortunate situation as we are trying to move this country forward and making sure that Black lives truly matter and that African-Americans have a seat at the table, especially African-American women, after what was done in this race on a national level, definitely is unfortunate."