House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been at the forefront of efforts to remove President Trump. However, not everyone has been impressed with his performance as a California congressman.
Now, one celebrity says he might be in the running to replace Schiff as the representative for California’s 28th district.
California in crisis
Dr. Drew Pinsky is known for having hosted shows like “Celebrity Rehab,” but the physician recently had some critical words for how his state is being run.
“I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something,” The Hill quoted him as saying.
“We have people literally dying in our streets,” The prominent addiction expert complained, adding that the government “is not functioning.”
“What are these people doing?”
“People have sort of been swirling around me, going, ‘Oh, you should run for mayor.’ Well, I didn’t really want that job. ‘Well, you should run for governor.’ Well, that’s not really possible. So I was sort of thinking about these things,” he continued.
“I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, ‘oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we’re dying out here in California. What are these people doing?’”
“I thought, ‘oh my God, I have to run for that office at least just to get him to start participating in the governance of this region,’” Pinsky said of Schiff.
But while he wants to address the issues of homelessness and poor infrastructure, the doctor insists that a career in Washington isn’t something that he covets.
“Believe me, I don’t want to,” Pinsky said, noting, “I’d have to change my whole life, and I’m not really prepared to do that just yet.”
Still, given “how profound the problems are,” he would be willing to make the sacrifice if it meant changing how “things get things governed out here.”
Last month, Pinsky attended a mental health summit at the White House, later tweeting, “I had the privilege being a part of this incredible panel of professionals all working together to help those with serious mental illness. Laws and delivery systems ossified since the 1950s it makes it impossible to help so many with these conditions.”