Apparently, even leftist Hollywood is no longer a fan of Adam Schiff.
Thus, famed TV Dr. Drew Pinsky is thinking about making a run for Schiff’s congressional seat.
And guess what issue pushed Pinsky to consider such a move. IMPEACHMENT. Like millions of Americans, Dr. Drew is tired of Congress wasting time.
As Fox News elaborates:
Pinsky, who has been an outspoken commentator on homelessness and the opioid crisis, told The Hill that seeing the impeachment hearings on television increased his desire to get involved in the political process.
“I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, ‘Oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we’re dying out here in California. What are these people doing?’ ”
Pinsky, 61, lamented the lack of action from Schiff, specifically with regard to the issue of homelessness in the state of California.
“I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something,” he said. “We have people literally dying in our streets.”
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in October of last year, Pinsky said the homelessness crisis is not limited to just housing issues and has more to do with drug use and mental health issues.
“The ideology is — this is a housing crisis. Period. End of story. It’s income inequality. [But] it’s not. It is a mental health crisis,” he said
“If you don’t wake up from that theological fog, more people are going to die. Three people die on the streets every day in Los Angeles county. Three every day, and people who get in the way of treating those people are murderers. They are, and I’m sick of it.”
One must admire Pinsky’s passion.
Of course, homelessness is an issue that affects our nation as a whole. But California, especially, is so infested with leftism that earning a decent living is nearly impossible. In fact, many people feel California is just too far gone. I know the thought crosses my mind daily.
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Another possible Schiff-challenger echoes Pinsky’s sentiments. Recently, Jennifer Barbosa ripped Schiff’s failures while hyper-focusing on impeachment.
“Adam Schiff has been my congressman since 2012,” the Independent told “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade, according to The Daily Caller. “He became my congressman through the redistricting process. Since he became my congressman, he has not presented any legislation that has become law. In terms of homelessness, what he’s done is he’s basically rubber-stamped Maxine Waters’ bill to deal with homelessness, and her bill essentially replicated the same failed policies that Mayor Garcetti has implemented in our city over the past few years.”
“We know they’re not working,” Barbosa stressed of the Democrats’ polices.
“What we need to do in terms of homelessness,” she continued, “is stop allocating federal funds for affordable housing which costs $500,000-700,000 per unit and really focus on mental health services for the people who are living on the street.”
Kilmeade asked Barbosa if Schiff’s supposed blind eye toward the homelessness crisis, in contrast with his lead role in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, put the challenger “over the edge.”
Even Dr. Drew questions the likeliness rescuing the Golden State from self-destruction.
The celebrity doctor claimed to be a moderate when it comes to his political stances and said he would likely run in the Democratic primary for the 28th District if he decided to throw his hat in the ring.
Despite his newfound fervor for politics, Pinsky told The Hill that a run for office might prove too chaotic and could uproot his life. He left room for the possibility however and said California’s current decay continues to remind him of how badly the state needs strong leadership.
“Believe me, I don’t want to,” he said. “I’d have to change my whole life, and I’m not really prepared to do that just yet.
“But the fact that I keep thinking about it tells me how profound the problems are,” Pinsky added. “That I feel obliged to maybe turn my life upside down just to get things governed out here. I am constantly morally mobilized because of the condition of what’s going on here in California.”