Kamala Harris resigns Senate seat ahead of historic inauguration

Sen. Kamala Harris officially resigned her Senate seat on Monday ahead of her historic inauguration as the first woman vice president in American history. Harris, who has served as California’s junior Democratic senator since 2017, submitted a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, saying her resignation took effect at noon. Newsom later in the day appointed Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, to serve out the two remaining two years of Harris’ term. In an op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle before her resignation, Harris told Californians that “this is not goodbye” and suggested t…

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