it really doesn’t matter who it is; The Democrats will have a freakin’ kitten about it. It. Doesn’t. Matter.
You could have elected a hard Leftist and Democrats would throw a fit. So take THAT into consideration. No matter who you get, Democrats will whinge about that person being “literally Hitler.”
You might as well get the most Conservative, most combative S.O.B. you can, because the Left will act just the same as if you had elected a pit viper.
So this is just no surprise. At all.