California Democrats Hire Eric Holder To Combat Incoming President Donald Trump’s Policies
On Monday, a former Attorney General Eric Holder was reported hired by California Democrats to assist them in combating the policies of incoming President Donald Trump, a report from Western Journalism said.
In an interview with The New York Time, Sen. Kevin de León, D-Calif said: “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,” he said. “With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead,”
It was learned that the Democrats from California were concerned on Trump’s stance on issues such as the environment, illegal immigration and criminal justice, an opposite of the policies promulgated by President Barack Obama.
California Democrats have reportedly asked Obama to pardon DACA recipients and protect their information before he leaves office, but he has yet to respond.
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For his part, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., who was formally nominated this week by California Gov. Jerry Brown to succeed Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, “is expected to be instrumental in battling with the Trump White House over any attempt to enforce stringent measures aimed at immigrants.”
The governor made it clear that he intends to challenge the Trump administration on this issue and hopes that his new attorney general will be the key to that looming battle.
“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,” Becerra said in a statement, referencing his law firm.
“I am confident that our expertise across a wide array of federal legal and regulatory issues will be a great resource to the Legislature,” he added.