(NewsGlobal.com)- If 89-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) decides to retire after three decades in office, as many expect her to, California’s 2024 U.S. Senate race will be highly contentious among Democrats.
Feinstein has recently displayed signs of forgetfulness, and her staff is reportedly working to conceal her cognitive issues from public and media scrutiny. For example, Feinstein stated last month that she had not “thought about” serving as Senate president pro tempore and promised reporters that she would “let them know when” she did consider taking on the role. But she had already ruled it out in an October statement.
Feinstein recently stated that she intends to serve out her term but is considering retiring at the end. If she calls it quits, a slew of Democrats will likely vie for the coveted seat in what will almost certainly be a contentious and expensive primary and general election.
An open-seat race would be a “real free-for-all.” Anyone who gets the nomination will become a U.S. senator because Californians think the left is doing great (despite it spiraling into a dystopia) and robotically vote left without making the cognitive connection between their vote and the failures of the state.
Democrat strategist Darry Sragow said, “In California, there are a lot of very ambitious players who would give anything to have one of those two seats.” “There would be a lot of contenders.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is one politician who has already expressed interest in running for the Democratic House leadership position. He’s stated that he has received “a lot of encouragement to run for the Senate from people in California and colleagues here in Congress.”
“If Senator Feinstein retires, I will consider it very seriously. At this point, I believe we’re waiting to hear what Senator Feinstein has to say about her plans, but yes, it’s something I’m seriously considering,” he added.
Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) have also received requests to run.
Khanna has previously criticized Feinstein after announcing her intention to run for reelection in 2018. “She hasn’t been a strong advocate for privacy, civil liberties, or standing up to our foreign policy interventions around the world,” he said, branding her “hawkish.”
Exit question for Khanna. What laws in America deny any U.S. citizen of their civil liberties?