Quantcast

REPORT: Schiff Wants Newsom to Appoint Him as California Attorney General

'It’s pretty clear that there are advocates for their favorites, but it’s not clear that that will have any influence...'

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is reportedly lobbying Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint him as California‘s next attorney general, replacing presumptive incoming Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, according to Axios.

Schiff’s role as chair of the House Intelligence Committee affords him a unique access to power and information, which helped him to implement multiple Machiavellian coup attempts against former president Donald Trump.

But his ability to target political enemies has been diminished by Democrats’ complete takeover of the legislative and executive branches.

By contrast, as California’s top attack-dog, he could target Republican candidates hoping to gain a foothold in the state’s upcoming gubernatorial race, regardless of whether or not Newsom is forced out by recall later this year.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

He might also stave off a resurgent GOP in Congress, where several House seats that flipped blue in the 2018 election went red again last year.

For the politically ambitious Schiff, the move also may be a logical progression in his own career.

Due to California’s status as a safe state for radical leftists to be re-elected, it has been a an enticing launchpad for many powerful Democrats.

In addition to Becerra, Vice President Kamala Harris also passed through the state AG’s office on her way up the political pole of success.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The embattled Newsom, meanwhile, has made a priority of installing political allies in the right places, appointing California’s former secretary of state, Alex Padilla, to replace Harris as a US senator.

Building a close rapport with the governor might open up a pathway for Schiff to inherit either the governorship or the next open Senate seat, Politico reported.

Even though 87-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., already has filed paperwork to run again in 2024, her recent vilification by far-left activists is likely to continue after recent overtures of bipartisanship with GOP colleagues.

Already, some on the Left are smearing the longtime Democrat stalwart with accusations of dementia.

If Schiff were hoping to challenge her in a primary, he might easily benefit from launching an investigation into her longtime ties to China and role in an insider-trading scandal last year.

In the short term, Schiff’s appointment to fill the post could leave an even thinner Democrat majority in the House, although his Los Angeles district is generally considered a safe-blue stronghold.

Nonetheless, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a close ally and mentor to both Schiff and Becerra, was said to have supported the move.

Newsom, for his part, has played the decision close to the vest for now. Among the other prospects are state Assembly member Rob Bonta and LGBT activist Rick Chavez Zbur, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It’s pretty clear that there are advocates for their favorites,” Califorina political strategist Bill Carrick told Axios. “But it’s not clear that that will have any influence on the one person who will make the decision: Gov. Gavin Newsom.”

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

CDC: Afghanis Potentially Spreading Infectious Diseases

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that medical professionals and clinicians be on alert for...

New Non-Laptop Emails Show More Hunter Biden Ties to China

President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, attempted to acquire an annual $2-million retainer to aid in the recovery of Libyan assets frozen by President...

88-Year-Old Chuck Grassley Will Seek Re-Election to Senate Seat

(Associated Press) Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, said Friday that he will seek an eighth term in 2022, giving the party more...

Former Colleague Accuses CNN’s Chris Cuomo of Sex Harassment

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by a former female manager at ABC News. In an op-ed for the New York Times,...

Pa. AG Sues State Republicans to Stop Election Audit Subpoenas

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the state GOP this week to block Republican legislators from subpoenaing election officials for its...

Banks Band Together to Oppose Biden’s IRS Plan to Snoop on Private Accounts

President Joe Biden and his administration face heavy criticism as they push a plan to give the Internal Revenue Service permission to delve into...

Biden Admin Disobeys Judge’s Order; Drags Feet on Oil, Gas Leases

(Bob Pepalis, The Center Square) The Biden administration is delaying lease sales of federal lands for oil and gas exploration even after a court order,...

U.S. Government Plans to Default on Debt the Dishonest Way

(Mike Gleason, Money Metals News Service) Debt troubles in China and Washington, D.C. helped boost safe-haven demand for precious metals early this week. By Thursday, however,...

Walensky Overrides CDC Advisory Panel; Widens Access to COVID Vax Booster

(Associated Press) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major...
- Advertisement -