Schiff won’t run to serve as House leader for Democrats

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is not expected to seek leadership among House Republicans, according to the latest reports.

The most recent speculation is that Schiff will soon announce a Senate run in California.

What’s next?

“Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to not seek another term as senator, giving Schiff the opportunity to run for the position in 2024 when her term ends,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“However, in the event that Feinstein retires her role as senator early, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has promised to name a black woman to her seat,” it added.

The concerns

“Privately, several Democrats acknowledged it was unlikely Schiff could make up ground to threaten the current frontrunner for the caucus’ top post, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY),” Politico noted.

“While Jeffries has steadily built up support, a huge question continues to hang over him — and the entire caucus: Whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will decide to step down as party leader after 20 years,” it added.

Schiff’s decision is part of a major shakeup as Democrats set out for the next two years with Republicans leading in the House.

The short-term emphasis will be on the Georgia Senate runoff in an attempt for Democrats to see Sen. Raphael Warnock win over Republican candidate Herschel Walker to give the left 51 seats in the Senate.

The long-term plans are still largely unknown, with Schiff at least making one decision clear regarding his future plans that will leave the top House spot open for Democrats.