Vice President-Elect Harris to Resign Her Senate Seat Monday
California Gov. Gavin Newsom reportedly will appoint Alex Padilla, now California's secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris' term.
- Published 17 January 2021
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WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from…