Just days after tweeting a false claim about this month’s mob storming of the U.S. Capitol, state Sen. Shannon Grove of Bakersfield, who is a huge supporter of former President Trump, was replaced Wednesday as the leader of the California Senate Republicans. 

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The move comes after having served in the position for two years. Grove will be replaced by state Sen. Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita. Her ouster as a leader by the Senate Republican Caucus came after two of its 11 seats changed hands in the November election.

“California is facing unprecedented challenges and Senate Republicans stand ready with solutions,” Wilk said in a statement. “For everyday Californians, there is no greater priority than the pandemic — the health crisis it has created, its economic devastation, and educational challenges for our students.”


Grove, 55, said she looks forward to continuing to work with Wilk and the Republican caucus. Great news considering what the party has put out over the last four years. 

“With the start of a new legislative session, I know Senator Wilk will do an outstanding job leading the caucus as we face the many challenges that lie ahead,” Grove said in a statement. “It has been an honor to serve as the Senate Republican Leader and fight for Californians who far too often do not have their voices heard in the Capitol.”