A war has broken out between two top Democrats.
Adam Schiff thought he could trust Gavin Newsom.
But then Gavin Newsom stabbed him in the back in one stunning betrayal.
Adam Schiff is putting it all on the line. He’s risking his entire political career in politics by trying to make the jump from the House of Representatives to the Senate.
In order to run for the open Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Schiff has to give up his seat in the House. That means if he loses the race for Senate, he will be completely finished as a politician.
After all the lies he told to smear Republicans, Schiff thought he could rely on the support of top Democrats for doing their dirty work for them.
But he’s finding that loyalty is a one-way street in the Democrat Party, and his former allies are abandoning him.
After Feinstein died, it was up to Gavin Newsom to appoint an interim Senator. Schiff surely thought Newsom would appoint someone who was strictly temporary and leave the door open for Schiff to win the seat in 2024.
But the person Newsom appointed refuses to confirm whether she’ll run for the seat or not. And Gavin Newsom has refused to ask her not to run.
According to Politico, “In his first public remarks about his Senate appointment, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday it’s completely up to Laphonza Butler whether she’ll run for the seat previously held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein — before listing reasons why she’d be an ideal candidate.”
“He also expressed some regret about saying last month he’d choose an interim senator as he praised the 44-year-old Butler.”
“I just think Laphonza Butler is uniquely positioned, simply the best person that I could find for this moment in this job,” said Newsom.
This is perhaps the greatest betrayal Newsom could’ve possibly dished out to Adam Schiff.
The article continues, “Butler, who will be sworn in Tuesday, hasn’t publicly expressed her plans and isn’t expected to make an announcement until after Feinstein’s memorial on Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of her timeline.”
It seems unlikely that someone as ambitious as Butler would decide NOT to run for the seat, especially considering she’ll have the inside track on winning since she’s now the incumbent Senator.
This would be a dramatic fall from grace for one of the most prominent Democrat Congressmen in the country.
But Schiff made his own bed that he is now lying in. He has become famous for intentionally misleading the American public on numerous occasions for nakedly political purposes in order to smear Republicans.
Now karma is coming back to bite Schiff, as Gavin Newsom has appointed someone else to the Senate seat and possibly delivered a death blow to Adam Schiff’s political career.