CA Sec. Of State Alex Padilla To Succeed Kamala Harris

CNN reports:

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Senate seat on Tuesday, choosing the first Latino in state history for the role.

“His appointment will make history. But the @AlexPadilla4CA I know is far more interested in changing history — especially for the working men and women of our state and country,” Newsom tweeted Tuesday.

Newsom extended the offer to Padilla in a video conversation that he released in his tweet. After the two spoke of Padilla’s parents who had immigrated to the US, Padilla got choked up as he said he would “absolutely” accept the position.