Steven Crowder insults the name of incoming senator Laphonza Butler: “Laphonza means nothing. It’s something that African-Americans, Black Americans make up” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 10/02/23 12:48 PM EDT California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that Butler would be appointed to the Senate as a replacement for Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Video file Citation From the October 2, 2023, edition of Louder with Crowder, streamed on YouTube and Rumble STEVEN CROWDER (HOST): We researched it, just because you don't wanna -- we don't wanna -- look, it's important, cultural differences. Laphonza Butler, now -- which -- also, Laphonza Butler in Swahili means nothing. It's a made up name. There is -- Laphonza means nothing. It's something that African-Americans, Black Americans make up, and actually has no meaning. You guys can fact check me on that below.