During the Donald Trump administration, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) often made headlines. He typically stood against the President on many key issues, much to the chagrin of Republicans.
He has since become a common target for the GOP. And being a Democrat representative in one of the most liberal states in the nation hasn’t helped Schiff’s reputation among right-wingers.
However, his career in Congress might soon be over.
Schiff won’t be voted out or ousted by his own party, though. It seems the long-time Trump opposer wants to voluntarily vacate his seat in Congress, and go for a state level job.
Even so, if you’re thinking he’ll disappear from the political spectrum entirely, think again.
The job Schiff wants will still grant him plenty of power; it just won’t technically be on Capitol Hill.
Via Fox News (citing an Axios report):
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., may be looking to vacate his congressional seat in favor of a job at the state level, according to new reports.
Schiff is allegedly working behind the scenes to lobby California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint him as the Golden State’s next attorney general.
It’s possible that California will need a replacement for the current attorney general, Xavier Becerra.
That’s because President Joe Biden might select Becerra to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services, a spot once held by current Vice President Kamala Harris.
Schiff, who supported the first impeachment push against former President Trump, would be able to spend more time in his home state. And he wouldn’t be in the public eye quite as much.
He has managed to hold his spot in California’s 28th District for nearly 20 years, thanks mostly to the fact that it’s a Democrat stronghold.
And though he remains a favorite whipping boy for right-wing politicians in Washington D.C., Schiff maintains a strong reputation among his colleagues.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, also a Democrat, likely wouldn’t balk at Schiff’s request, either. This means it’s highly probably that Adam might land the AG spot very soon.
Of course, Schiff could still make plenty of waves as Attorney General — but he probably won’t find many reasons to clash with the current President.
- Rep. Adam Schiff might soon give up his seat in Congress.
- He evidently wants to become California’s next Attorney General. He’s reportedly “working behind the scenes” to get Gov. Newsom on his side.
- President Joe Biden could tap current Cali AG Xavier Becerra for secretary of Health and Human Services. This would leave the spot open for Schiff.
Source: Fox News