California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decide to switch the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein within the Senate was fast to delete on-line proof that she really lives in Maryland.

Screenshots of LaFonza Butler’s account on X, the platform previously often called Twitter, present that she nonetheless listed her location as “Maryland” on Sunday when information of her casting was first introduced. Her account has since been up to date and doesn’t presently listing any location.

Butler, who’s president of the pro-abortion group Emily’s Checklist, had a biography on the group’s web site modified hours after information of her Senate appointment emerged, eradicating references to her life in Maryland. An earlier model of her bio concluded with the sentence “She lives in Maryland together with her accomplice, Ninicki Lee, and their daughter, Nyla,” which has since been eliminated.

Along with on-line references to Maryland, the FEC submitting of Emily’s Checklist additionally recognized Butler as a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, on August 31.

Keep in mind Sen’s legacy. Dianne Feinstein

LaFonza Butler in front of the American flags

LaFonza Butler, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decide to switch the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein within the Senate, rapidly scanned on-line proof that she really lives in Maryland. (Chip Somodevila/Getty Photos)

Neither Emily’s Checklist nor Butler instantly responded to questions from Fox Information.

Newsom introduced Butler’s appointment days after Feinstein’s dying at age 90 final week. She is now anticipated to complete out the rest of Feinstein’s time period in Washington, D.C., earlier than the 2024 elections. In an announcement, the governor referred to as Butler “an advocate for girls and ladies, a second-generation advocate for working folks, and a trusted advisor to Vice President Harris.”

All eyes on California authorities. Newsom will rapidly determine an interim Senate substitute for Feinstein

Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed LaFonza Butler to switch Dianne Feinstein within the U.S. Senate. (Reuters/Mike Blake/Archive Photograph)

“As we mourn the horrible lack of Senator Feinstein, the very freedoms she fought for — reproductive freedom, equal safety, and security from gun violence — have by no means been below larger assault,” Newsom added. “LaFonza will carry the baton left by Senator Feinstein, proceed to interrupt glass ceilings, and combat for all Californians in Washington, D.C.”

Newsom’s workplace informed Fox Information Digital that Butler moved to the suburbs close to Washington, D.C., when she turned head of Emily’s Checklist in 2021, and that she has a house in California. The governor’s workplace added that Butler will re-register to vote in California earlier than she is sworn in.

Lengthy Sin. Dianne Feinstein dies on the age of 90

Feinstein died on Thursday after battling a sequence of sicknesses. She was the oldest member of Congress and the longest-serving lady within the Senate.

Feinstein is in a wheelchair

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) died at age 90 final week. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Photos)

Butler referred to as Feinstein “a legendary determine for girls in politics and throughout the nation” in an announcement launched after the senator’s dying final week.


Though Butler was by no means elected to workplace, she has been concerned in California politics for years. She served as a senior advisor to Harris’ 2020 presidential marketing campaign whereas concurrently working at a political agency with strategists who’ve labored with Newsom and different outstanding Democrats within the state. She additionally has 20 years of expertise within the labor motion, together with beforehand serving as a labor chief for SEIU 2015.

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