Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) joined a growing group of Democrats who are vying to succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has not declared her intention to compete reelection, by announcing his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2024.
“We’re in the fight of our lives for the future of our country,” Schiff said in a statement Thursday. Our democracy is under assault from MAGA extremists, who care only about gaining power and keeping it. And our economy is simply not working for millions of Americans, who are working harder than ever to get by.”
Schiff has come under fire from Donald Trump for his vehement criticism of the former president in several positions, including chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, manager of Trump’s impeachment in 2020, and member of the House select committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
He referenced each of those responsibilities in his candidacy announcement. According to Schiff, the struggle for working families and our democracy is intertwined. Because if Americans feel that their democracy is failing them, they will search for alternatives, such as a dangerous demagogue who claims to be the only one who can solve the problem.
Schiff’s participation in the first impeachment trial against Trump, according to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), disqualified him from serving on the Intelligence Committee.
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