Skip to comments.Scoop: Schiff lobbying Newsom to be California's next AG
Posted on 02/03/2021 6:19:38 AM PST by Magnatron
Rep. Adam Schiff is quietly lobbying Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies to appoint him California’s next attorney general, according to people familiar with the matter.
Why it matters: If Newsom selects Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a confidant of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats would lose a powerful party voice in the U.S. House and temporarily give up a seat in their slim 221-211 majority.
Nonetheless, Pelosi has given her approval to Schiff’s bid, a clear sign she thinks she can manage without him. according to people familiar with the matter. Spokespersons for Schiff and Pelosi declined comment.
The attorney general's job also would better position Schiff, a high-profile Democrat who led the Russia investigation into then-President Trump, to run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, should the 87-year-old decide not to run for reelection in 2024.
The AG's job is being vacated by Xavier Becerra, who President Biden has nominated to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services.
The big picture: While Schiff represents California’s Los Angeles-based 28th District, a safe seat for Democrats, it would take roughly six months for a special election to select his successor.
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Career politicians disgust me. That goes for both sides.
There may be bigger crooks available for Newsome to choose. It is California, after all.
Just got my recall Gavin Newsom petition in the mail.
Will send in today, along with two other family members.
Recalling Newsom should take care of Schiff too...
Schiff must think he can do more damage as CA AG...
Hmmm..... dangerous asperation.
The California AG would not have the body guards and protection offered to a congressman
Big deal another commie punk running Mexifornia.
Does the job require having sex with Willie Brown?
“...and temporarily give up a seat in their slim 221-211 majority.”
I’m assuming that Claudia Tenney (R-NY) is one the three missing representatives, but who are the other two?
That’s interesting,,,,one loser lobbying another loser..like one liar lying to another liar.
A caricature of his magnitude definitely needs the security.
The good news is, it would remove Adam Schiff from his post on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The bad news is that he would still be breathing. But regarding how corrupt California Democrat politics has become, Schiff’s appointment to AG is not the worst thing that could happen to California.
Believe it or not, he is not at the absolute bottom of the barrel.
Why is he trying to get out of DC?
Cali AG or Senate gig for Schiff, in his stunted mind, is a big step down.
He thinks he’s presidential material.
He postured and pontificated.....but not one Democrap ever suggested he run.
Ooo! Ooo! Pick me! Pick me!
He's not trying to get out of D.C., he's trying to get out of going to jail. As Kali AG, he can stop the prosecution of his butt-buddy Ed Buck, who just might testify to something embarrassing or worse for Schiffhead.
Schiff 'wetting his beak' in California 'investigations',
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