Democrats are facing an uphill battle to retain control of the Senate in 2024.
But one of the party’s top leaders weighed in.
Nancy Pelosi just made a major decision about the U.S. Senate.
Democrats are trying to force 89-year-old California Senator Dianne Feinstein to retire.
Feinstein represents a safe seat but Democrats believe Feinstein is in severe cognitive decline and did not fight Donald Trump hard enough on Supreme Court nominations when she was the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Congressman Adam Schiff entered the race in an attempt to nudge Feinstein into retirement.
Schiff announced his campaign in a kickoff video posted to Twitter.
Our democracy is at great risk. Because GOP leaders care more about power than anything else.
And because our economy isn’t working for millions of hard working Americans.
We’re in the fight of our lives—a fight I’m ready to lead as California’s next U.S. Senator. pic.twitter.com/H0Pa0EhhMu
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) January 26, 2023
Schiff picked up a powerful endorsement when Nancy Pelosi announced she was endorsing Schiff for Senate if Feinstein retired.
Pelosi was careful to couch her endorsement with heavy praise of Feinstein, but this statement made it clear that Democrats want Feinstein to retire as soon as possible.
“If she decides not to run, I will be supporting House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, who knows well the nexus between a strong Democracy and a strong economy,” Pelosi’s endorsement statement read.
Pelosi then signaled to upscale suburban Democrats that Schiff was their candidate by using the usual blather about Schiff fighting for democracy.
“In his service in the House, he has focused on strengthening our Democracy with justice and on building an economy that works for all,” Pelosi wrote.
Pelosi then covered all her bases by telling “resistance” liberals that Schiff was the trusted lieutenant she could task to lead anti-Trump witch hunts like the Russian collusion and Ukraine impeachment hoaxes.
“Every time I have asked Adam to take on the tough fight against extremist forces, he has responded with integrity, strength and success,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi summed up her endorsement of Schiff by repeating the Big Lie Democrats spread during the 2022 midterm elections that Republicans were enemies of the state and that if the GOP won power it would signal the end of American democracy.
“America is at a crossroads. We can continue to lift our communities, strengthen our economy and defend our Democracy — or let Republicans roll back our progress, threaten our freedoms and give tax breaks to the wealthy special interests,” Pelosi stated. “In 2024, the fight for America’s future is on the ballot.”
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