With mainstream media outlets generally unanimous in their call of the 2020 presidential race for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, plans are underway for Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom to name a replacement for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who entered the race as Biden’s running mate.
Now, conservative pundit Candice Owens is predicting that Newsom’s choice, if he indeed gets to make it, will be guided by a far-left ideology and belief in identity politics.
“Clear since the beginning”
Owens’ remarks came on Wednesday morning during an appearance on Fox & Friends.
According to Owens’ analysis, anyone slated to fill Harris’ seat would be expected to satisfy the demands of Black Lives Matter activists and associated Marxist principles.
“They haven’t been lying about who and what they are,” she said of the protesters, according to Fox News. “They have been very clear since the beginning. The media may have lied about it or may have ignored it.”
Owens went on to assert that “politicians may have ignored it because they have used them to further their own political goals,” noting that “we had the founders and the leaders on the stage years ago saying that they view themselves as Marxist, meaning they follow Marxist ideology.”
The pundit also shared her belief that the Black Lives Matter movement stands for “what Karl Marx believes in and that is ‘by any means necessary,” insisting that they “will take what they have to take by force.”
“Diversity is a given”
Nevertheless, Owens offered some level of respect for the group’s perceived effectiveness in impacting Newsom’s decision, stating: “He will absolutely capitulate because he has no choice in the matter, and I have to say good for Black Lives Matter.”
Her concerns seem to be grounded in reality, given a recent statement issued on the matter by the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
“Appointing a Black woman to this seat is nonnegotiable — this must be done,” the group declared. “If there is not a single Black woman in the Senate, then the Senate is simply not a proper representation of the people.”
As far as Owens is concerned, such a demand is an example of the group “basically saying you’re going to do as we say.” According to Fox, she opined that this is the result of politicians who “don’t have a spine to stand up to people in the beginning.”
Nathan Ballard, a close ally of the governor, offered a similar but broad notion of the direction Newsom is likely to take in choosing Harris’ replacement, stating: “Diversity is a given. It’s not going to be someone who looks like Gavin.”