Progressive Group Bashes Schiff’s Handling Of Trump Impeachment Ahead Of Senate Bid

As a group that supports Rep. Katie Porter (D.CA), a heated race for the 2024 California Senate seat is underway. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA), is criticized as not being sufficiently progressive.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee supports progressive candidates and claims that Schiff hasn’t done enough to challenge former President Donald Trump. Both Schiff and Porter are current House members. They have announced their candidacy to be Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Adam Green, co-founder of the PCCC, said that Adam Schiff is Trump’s antagonist on television. However, a new book describes how he undermined leaders who tried to hold Trump responsible in Congress. He never challenges corporations or Democratic establishment.”

Green was referring specifically to Unchecked, The Untold Story Behind Congress’s Botched Impeachments of Donald Trump published in October. This book argues that congressional Democrats failed to exert enough effort to remove Trump from office.

Schiff stated, “When we should’ve gone big against Trump,” Schiff stated that when we should have moved fast, it was better to go slowly. When bold leaders won consensus over Schiff’s objections to pursue impeachment, Schiff jumped on stage to claim credit.

Politico was told by Schiff that he considers himself a progressive even though he used align with the Blue Dog Democratic caucus. Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House (R-CA), recently blocked Schiff’s participation on the Intelligence Committee. McCarthy, who allegedly promoted the narrative that Trump conspired with Russia in order to win the 2016 elections, despite not having any evidence.

Porter stated Thursday that he is a member the Progressive Caucus. … “He is not,” Schiff responded to accusations of his progressive credentials.

Feinstein, who is 89 years old, will be up for reelection in 2024. She hasn’t yet declared if she plans to run. Rep. Barbara Lee (D. CA) is expected to also throw her hat into the ring. California’s primary system does not allow for partisanship and allows the two highest vote-getters to move on to the general election. This could lead to a Democrat-onDemocrat battle.