Larry Elder, a top contender in California‘s gubernatorial recall election, said he would replace Senator Diane Feinstein with a Republican if he is elected and she steps down.
‘God forbid Governor Elder should replace Dianne Feinstein who nobody’s seen in weeks,’ Elder told Mark Levin on Friday.
‘I’m told she has a worse mental condition than even Joe Biden. They’re afraid I’m would replace her with a Republican – which I most certainly would do and that would be an earthquake in Washington D.C.’
The Senate is currently split 50-48, with two independents joining the Democrats and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie as president of the Senate.
Larry Elder said he would replace Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein with a Republican if he is elected governor of California and she resigns (Pictured: Elder addresses the crowd at the ‘Asian Rally for Yes on Recall’ event on September 4 to gather supporters for his election)
Elder is a top contender to replace Governor Gavin Newsom at his recall election on September 14 (Pictured: Newsom campaigns against the California recall election in Culver City a week before his recall vote)
Senator Diane Feinstein has served in the Senate since 1992 but has recently faced questions about her memory and ability to focus from within her own party (Pictured: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, attends a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 9)
Elder has emerged as the prospected frontrunner of the mostly Republican candidates in Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s recall election. There are 46 people vying to become the next governor of California.
The other candidates include former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Kevin Kiley, a state Assembly member, businessman John Cox, who opposed Newsom in 2018, and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner. Elder has declined to debate any of his opponents.
Elder is a conservative talk radio host, author, politician and attorney who hosts The Larry Elder Show.
Calls for Gov. Newsom’s recall came mainly from critics opposing how he managed the pandemic, including the state lockdowns, vaccine requirements, and mask mandates, all of which Elder has vowed to repeal if elected.
But recent polls have shown that the odds of Gov. Newsom, who needs 50% of the cote, being recalled on September 14 is declining. However, Elder still has hope.
‘They’re scared to death that a blue state like California, God forbid they should elect a common-sense conservative Republican who makes an appreciable difference in their lives,’ Elder said of Democrats.
Sen. Feinstein has been in the Senate since she was first elected in 1992. The former mayor of San Francisco turned 88 this year and has reportedly been facing concerns from her colleagues about her memory and ability to focus.
House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and others have reportedly been concerned about her memory and ability to focus, after the Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings, according to the New Yorker, which claimed that she was ‘seriously struggling.’
In November she stepped down as the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee and was replaced by Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. But she stated that she has no plans to step down from her seat in the Senate.
In January, she filed early paperwork to run for reelection in 2024, she would be 91-years-old. Her staff claimed that the filing was intended to ‘maintain a campaign committee’ and not an indication of whether she would stand as a candidate.
If Sen. Feinstein were to be replaced by a Republican, the Biden Administration would have a much harder time working to pass their legislative agenda.
Elder is a conservative talk radio host, author, politician and attorney who hosts The Larry Elder Show (Pictured: Elder speaks to supporters during an ‘Asian Rally for Yes Recall’ gathering at the Asian Garden Mall in Little Saigon on September 4)
The conservative is one of the 46 contenders to replace Gov. Newsom if he is recalled (Pictured: Elder mixes with supporters after addressing the ‘Asian Rally for Yes on Recall’ at the Asian Garden Mall on September 4, in Westminster, California)
Calls for Gov. Gavin’s recall were sparked by critics of his handling of the pandemic and his COVID restrictions and mandates (Pictured: Newsom takes his face mask off before addressing hundreds of supporters at a campaign event against the California recall election at Culver City High School)
Several high-profile politicians have voiced their support for Gov. Newsom as the date of the recall vote approaches.
On Saturday, Newsom was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren during an event to gather votes ahead of his recall election where he warned that his ouster carries possible consequences for the national Democratic agenda on climate change, immigration and reproductive rights.
Senator Bernie Sanders has also thrown his weight behind Gov. Newsom.
‘At this unprecedented moment in American history, when we’re trying to address the crisis of climate change, guarantee healthcare for all, and pass real immigration reform, the last thing we need is to have some right-wing Republican governor in California,’ the Democratic Socialist from Vermont said in a video ad released Monday.
‘The September 14th recall of Governor Newsom is a bold-faced Republican power grab,’ he added. ‘Don’t let it happen. Please.
Sanders vastly outperformed all other Democrats in California in the 2020 presidential primary, and his support could help turn out progressives at the ballot box on September 14.
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have also shared their support to keep Newsom in office. ‘Gov. Newsom is leading California through unprecedented crises – he’s a key partner in fighting the pandemic and helping build our economy back better,’ Biden tweeted.
‘To keep him on the job, registered voters should vote no on the recall election by 9/14 and keep California moving forward.’
Pelosi, a fellow Californian, also chimed in, saying of the recall, ‘We respect it, but we do not like it, and we will defeat it,’ according to Fox News.