California Democratic Representative Set To Run For Coveted Senate Seat

( – California Democratic House Representative Adam Schiff has proclaimed his intention to run for the U.S. Senate, Fox News reported. Schiff tweeted that “democracy is at great risk,” when he announced his candidacy. Schiff said “we are in the fight of our lives,” referring to the current status of the U.S. democracy.

Current sitting Senator Dianne Feinstein is expected to retire at the end of her term. As California’s Democratic community anticipates her retirement, a coveted seat is up for a new candidate. Political analysts expect a heated political battle between liberal candidates over the highly coveted seat.

As Democratic candidates announce their bids, Schiff has been an anticipated candidate. Schiff was recently re-elected for his seventh term in the House of Representatives, serving as the representative for California’s 30th District.

Schiff has been hotly contested by Republicans for his handling of the Trump impeachment trial and classified information. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Schiff as lead impeachment manager during the Trump impeachment trial.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy motioned to remove Adam Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee due to his conduct as the Trump impeachment manager. Schiff was formerly the chairman of the intelligence committee.

McCarthy told reporters at a press conference on January 24 that Schiff misused his privilege as the chairman and “lied to the American public,” regarding Trump’s impeachment trial. He referred to Schiff’s “gross exaggeration,” of a 2019 teleconference call between former President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Schiff told the American people that Trump attempted to persuade Zelensky to investigate his 2020 Presidential campaign rival Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden. Adam Schiff would later describe the alleged phone call as a “parody,” Fox News reported.

Former State Secretary Mike Pompeo “eviscerated” Schiff, saying that he should be allowed “nowhere near” classified documents, Fox News reported.

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