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Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who made a name for himself spearheading the theory that President Trump colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election, said that he is giving a run for Senate a “serious consideration.”

The Californian sat down with “The Issue Is” on Fox 11 Los Angeles to discuss the prospect of replacing Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who is widely expected to not run for reelection in 2024.

The 89-year-old Feinstein, who has been California’s senator since 1992, has been widely reported to be suffering from mental lapses. As reported in the Los Angeles Times last year, a former associate of Feinstein stated that she was increasingly mentally absent from meetings on Capitol Hill.

“Starting under Obama, I began to notice she seemed confused in meetings,” said the former associate. “But it was inconsistent. Sometimes she was clear and coherent in meetings. Other occasions, she didn’t seem to understand the issues and sometimes even the person with whom she was meeting.”

With Feinstein’s age affecting her job performance, Rep. Schiff sees an opportunity to gain higher office, as reported by The Daily Wire.


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“I am getting a lot of encouragement to run for the Senate from people in California and colleagues here in Congress,” Schiff told host Elex Michaelson on Friday. “If Sen. Feinstein retires, then I will give it very serious consideration.”

“It’s a great responsibility, and in terms of continuing the work I’ve been doing to protect our democracy and fight for an economy that works for everyone, that would also give me a chance to try to meet those objectives for all Californians,” Schiff continued, adding, “but, you know, at this point, I think we’re waiting to see what Sen. Feinstein has to say about her plans, but, yes, it is something I’m giving serious consideration to.”

While Schiff was cagey on giving a definitive answer on whether he would run for the seat in 2024, his lust for greater political power has been apparent.

The Los Angeles representative made a name for himself by going after former President Donald Trump during the Mueller Investigations and the first impeachment. Schiff even considered a run for Democrat leadership to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier this year, according to the Washington Post.

His desire to run for the Senate showcases his ambition. Schiff, who has been a thorn in the side of Republicans for years, is here to stay and he will likely be an even louder voice if he is elected as senior senator from the country’s most populous state.

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