Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff announces 2024 Senate run

January 27, 2023

California Rep. Adam Schiff has been in the news after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's pledge to oust him from the Intelligence Committee for having "lied too many times to the American public."

However, the high-profile Democrat recently made headlines for another reason. According to the Daily Caller, Schiff revealed this week that he is seeking a seat in the United States Senate. 

Schiff says that "democracy is at great risk"

Schiff tweeted out a video on Thursday in which he announced his 2024 Senate run while also accusing Republicans of caring "about power more than anything else."

"I've always believe that what's right matters. That the truth matters. And that decency matters," Schiff said before labeling former President Donald Trump as "a dangerous demagogue" who "tried to undermine our democracy."

The Daily Caller noted that Schiff is not the only Democratic member of Congress who is eyeing a California Senate seat, as Rep. Katie Porter made a similar announcement earlier this month.

Porter promises to be "a warrior in the Senate"

In a video of her own tweeted out on January 10, Porter blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for "rigging our democracy" and promised to be "a warrior in the Senate."

"Change can be electrifying and exhilarating. But change can also be disruptive. The constant assault on our democracy, and the dangerous imbalance in our economy," Porter insisted.

"The threat from so-called leaders, like Mitch McConnell, has made the U.S. Senate a place where rights get revoked, special interests get rewarded, and our democracy gets rigged," she added.

Feinstein said to be suffering from cognitive decline

The Senate seat in question is currently held by long-time Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who will turn 90 years old in June.

Feinstein has thus far provided no indication that she plans to set aside and Breitbart even reported in November that she is considering whether to run for another term.

However, an article published last April by the San Francisco Chronicle noted that many colleagues say the senator is suffering from cognitive decline.

"She was an intellectual and political force not that long ago, and that’s why my encounter with her was so jarring. Because there was just no trace of that," one unnamed lawmaker was quoted as saying.

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