STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on Governor's nomination for California Attorney General


SACRAMENTO - California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom issues the following statement on Governor Brown's nomination of U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to the position of California Attorney General:

"I extend my warmest congratulations to Congressman Becerra and commend Governor Brown on his judgement and perfect choice. As California propels forward on smarter approaches to criminal justice, climate change, civil rights, immigration, and healthcare, the Governor's nomination is judicious and timely."

"I know Xavier to be a thoughtful and effective leader, with a keen legal mind and a passion for giving a voice to the voiceless. Our state demands such leadership to counter the torrent of regression represented by the President-elect, and California must continue to forge ahead and unify against the injustices of the past that the Trump administration has threatened to renew."