California State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Paramount) kicked off Tuesday's confirmation hearing for newly-appointed state Attorney General Xavier Becerra by predicting a "legal war" between California and the Trump administration.
The San Diego Union-Tribune and other outlets reported that Jones-Sawyer said California faced a "long, legal war" with President-elect Donald Trump after he ran "the most xenophobic campaign in modern history."
Becerra, who is currently a U.S. congressman and prominent member of the Democratic caucus, was nominated to take over as California Attorney General by Gov. Jerry Brown after Kamala Harris won a U.S. Senate seat. She was sworn in last week. Thus far, he has built his candidacy for the job around a promise to resist the policies of the Trump administration, especially on immigration. Separately, the state legislature has retained former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for the same purpose - though the constitutionality of that hire is being challenged by Republican State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Roseville).