California Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff is running for the U.S. Senate.
Schiff has spent years planning and preparing for this moment, cozying up to California’s left-wing base in every way imaginable.
Now, he can almost taste it with incumbent Democrat California Senator Dianne Feinstein finally retiring at the end of her term in 2024.
Senator Feinstein is already facing questions about her age and cognitive capabilities after a number of disturbing recent incidents.
Some observers say she is making President Joe Biden look like a youthful member of Mensa.
“Just say aye”
And when a video of a Feinstein staff member telling the aged Senator how to vote surfaced, many political observers from both parties began saying she shouldn’t wait and must resign now.
90 year-old Dianne Feinstein is told “just say aye” at vote
AGE LIMITS NOW
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2023
The theory is Feinstein is only holding on to help the Democrats.
Because should Senator Feinstein retire, it would put California Governor Gavin Newsom on the spot.
Under California law, Newsom would be forced to appoint a replacement, which would upend the already crowded and contentious Democrat primary.
That is because Newsom has publicly pledged to appoint a black woman to the seat.
And that would complicate matters for Adam Schiff as he wasn’t born with the correct resume, sex, or race for Governor Newsom.
But even worse for Schiff is there is a candidate who fits the criteria.
Running against Congressman Schiff is Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is a black woman.
Based on his previous pledge, Governor Newsom would face tremendous pressure to appoint Lee to the seat, giving her a huge boost heading into the primary.
And it’s a well-known fact the California Democrat Party establishment wants Schiff to win this race.
In fact, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has already announced her endorsement of Schiff.
For his part, Governor Newsom has stated he would like to stay out of any primary contest.
“I don’t want to get involved in the primary,” Newsom told NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.
Newsom added that he would appoint a black woman to the seat if forced to act by a Feinstein retirement, but that he would only appoint a caretaker who wouldn’t seek reelection.
“It would be completely unfair to the Democrats that have worked their tail off. That primary is just a matter of months away. I don’t want to tip the balance of that,” Newsom added.
“We hope we never have to make this decision, but I abide by what I’ve said very publicly on a consistent basis. Yes,” Newsom continued.
Currently, Adam Schiff is leading the Democrat Primary polls for Senate in the Golden State, but not by much.
2024 California Senate Primary Poll
(D) Adam Schiff 20%
(D) Katie Porter 17%
(D) Barbara Lee 7%
(R) Steve Garvey 7%
(R) James Bradley 7%
(R) Eric Early 5%
(D) Lexi Reese 1%
Undecided 36%@UCBerkeley | 3,113 LV | Aug. 24-29https://t.co/KbP3SkU7VK pic.twitter.com/OzLKdnysoN
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 7, 2023
It speaks volumes to the insanity of California’s leftist voter base that Schiff, who ran multiple witch hunts against Donald Trump, is considered the safe, establishment choice.
And that is truly frightening to many Americans.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.