Xavier Becerra, Could He Be VP? (VIDEOS)

by ErinJoy –

I am sitting here watching Thomas Perez on Meet the Press and writing this diary in favor of Becerra.  I admit I do not know enough about either one of them.  So I am trying to find out more about both of them.  I feel that I know enough about Elizabeth Warren and Tim Kaine.

I find it very distressing when people insult Kaine.  There are people who support him and he is very qualified to be both VP and President. So if you find him boring, please keep it to yourself.  The purpose here is just to get to know Becerra better.

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Well for some reason I can not copy and paste any of this article.  Go read it.  Basically it gives some biography.  He is 58, so boomer (but at least 50s and not late 60s.  He speaks fluid Spanish, unlike Castro and he has run for office at least 12 times unlike Perez.  Latinx see him as the real deal.

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Early life, education and law career

Born in Sacramento, California, Becerra is the son of working-class immigrants who immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico.[1] As a young child Becerra grew up in a one-room house with his three sisters.[2] He graduated in 1976 from C.K. McClatchy High School located in central city Sacramento.[3] He attended University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain from 1978 to 1979, before earning his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1980, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college.[4][5] He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in 1984 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985.[6] He was initially a lawyer, working on cases involving individuals who had mental disorders for the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts

WOMEN’S ISSUES

Becerra is pro-choice and supports the right of access to abortion.[27] On May 31, 2012, Becerra voted against H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which would have imposed civil and criminal penalties on anyone knowingly attempting to perform a sex-selective abortion. The bill also would have required healthcare providers to report known or suspected violations to law enforcement, including suspicions about a woman’s motives for seeking an abortion.[28] Becerra received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2012.[29][30] Becerra voted in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which made the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination reset with each new paycheck affected by that discriminatory action.[31][32]

He has consistently voted against budget plans that would protect tax cuts for higher income brackets by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and vital federal services.[24] He supported legislation like the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

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Wow, I really like this guy.  He may not be the passionate speaker EW is but he is solid and has been for over 20 years.  He voted against DOMA 20 years ago, one of 67 people in Congress.  And watch the last video, he gets a standing ovation. People stand and cheer.  Yes he is my choice.  It is up to Hillary, no doubt, but I hope she chooses him.

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos