Support Just the News

Help Fund Honest Journalism

Donate

Larry Elder says he’ll replace Sen. Feinstein with Republican if he wins CA recall election

Sen. Feinstein is 88 and hasn't been "seen in weeks," Elder said.

Updated: September 4, 2021 - 9:07am

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

Larry Elder said Friday that if he is elected California governor in the state recall of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, he will replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) with a Republican.

Elder told the "Mark Levin Show" that George Soros, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are getting involved in the California recall election because they're concerned about the balance of power in the Senate.

"All of these people are scared to death about one big thing," Elder said. "They couldn't care less about Gavin Newsom. They care about the 50-50 split in the Senate in Washington, D.C. And God forbid Gov. Elder should replace Dianne Feinstein - that nobody's seen in weeks - and I'm told that she's in worse mental condition than Joe Biden.

"They're afraid I'm going to replace her with a Republican, which I most certainly would do, and that would be an earthquake in Washington, D.C."

The 88-year-old senator from California told CNN that regardless of the recall election's outcome, she will not step down from her seat and plans to serve out the rest of her term, which ends in 2025.

A California Democratic source said that others in the party are concerned, and "the right thing to do" would be for Feinstein to vacate her seat while Newsom is still governor and could appoint a replacement, since the recall "is looking like a closer election," CNN reported.

Just the News Spotlight