Adam Schiff, the California Democrat recently censured by House Republicans, has managed to amass an alarming $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2023 for his Senate campaign. It’s a sum that contributes to his hefty cash reserve of nearly $30 million, backed by over 144,000 individual donors. Schiff’s campaign manager, Brad Elkins, boldly boasts of the campaign’s momentum, but one wonders whether it’s borne of true faith or misguided loyalty.

Elkins champions Schiff’s record and message as resonating with Californians. But isn’t this the same Schiff who faced a stern rebuke from his Republican colleagues for his inflammatory remarks regarding former President Trump’s alleged Russian affiliations? The same Schiff who led an impeachment charge against Trump with such fervor, only to now wear his censure with what he calls a ‘badge of honor’?

In a statement that would have been laughable if it weren’t so troubling, Schiff declared his readiness to hold any ‘dangerous and out of control president accountable.’ These words from a man whose actions and rhetoric have themselves teetered on the edge of responsible governance.

Schiff finds himself in the Senate race against fellow Democrats Katie Porter and Barbara Lee, both vying for the seat being relinquished by retiring Senator Dianne Feinstein. As the competition intensifies, let’s hope that California voters look beyond the façade and make an informed decision about who they want representing them in the Senate.

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