Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA.) reiterated his ambition to run for U.S. Senate, according to a report by Fox’s KTTV 11.
The California Congressman, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, had previously shared his intention to seek a role in the Senate following rumors that Senator Dianne Feinstein, an 89-year-old five-year incumbent who many believe has suffered significant memory loss.
Earlier this month, Schiff explained on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that he had received encouragement to run for Senate from Congressional colleagues and “people in California.”
Schiff added that should Feinstein retire, he would give becoming a Senator “very serious consideration” but emphasized that his decision depended on what Feinstein chose.
He added that he felt the role of Senator was a “great responsibility” and expressed his desire to “fight for an economy that works for everyone.”
Schiff makes his remarks as he Prepares to hand over the reins of the House Democratic Caucus to his successor Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.)
Schiff isn’t alone in his Senate ambitions; several of his Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives have discussed making a move to the upper chamber in 2024, crowding the California race.
According to Politico, other Congressional Democrats mulling a 2024 Senate bid include Ro Khanna and Katie Porter.
Former Democratic Senator from California, Barbara Boxer, also divulged that she had been approached by three primary hopefuls, seeking her advice to mount successful Senate campaigns.
Most Congressional Democrats wanting to take Feinstein’s place will have to wait, as she’s indicated she doesn’t intend to resign early.