Celebrity doctor Dr. Drew Pinsky says that he is considering challenging Rep. Adam Schiff for his seat in the U.S. House.
“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?” Dr. Pinsky told the Hill.
“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 continued.
Asked what he would tell critics who might roll their eyes at another famous name thinking they can make it in politics, Dr. Pinsky replies, “I would say my eyes are rolling, too. I’d rather not be here. Point me in another direction where we can help the citizens of California, please. I’m all ears.”
“But the fact that I keep thinking about it tells me how profound the problems are,” he says, “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.”
Dr. Pinsky has been an outspoken critic against the Democrats in the past. His television show was canceled after he made negative and false claims about Hillary Clinton’s health.
Rep. Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District, which contains much of the northern suburbs of Los Angeles.
It has been represented by a Democrat since 2003.