The California Legislature’s Democratic Leaders announced today that they have hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to represent them against the Trump administration.
California Governor Jerry Brown and other prominent California Democrats have made in very clear in recent weeks that they stand against Trump’s draconian proposals and laws.
The Democratic leader of the California Senate Kevin de León, said today, “Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California. This means we are very, very serious.”
Mr. de León went on to say, “It was very clear that it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric. He was surrounding himself with people who are a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California.”
California Dems are really ramping up to do battle with the Trump administration:
The move by Mr. de León and his Democratic counterpart in the Assembly, Anthony Rendon, follows Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra as attorney general last month, to succeed Kamala D. Harris, who was elected to the United States Senate.
That appointment made Mr. Becerra one of the highest-ranking Latino officials in this state, and he is expected to be instrumental in battling with the Trump White House over any attempt to enforce stringent measures aimed at immigrants.
In a statement Eric Holder said:
“I am honored that the Legislature chose Covington to serve as its legal adviser as it considers how to respond to potential changes in federal law that could impact California’s residents and policy priorities. I am confident that our expertise across a wide array of federal legal and regulatory issues will be a great resource to the Legislature.”
In related news, “Lawmakers ask Rep. Xavier Becerra how he would deal with Trump as California’s attorney general.”