Asked by NCS’s Chris Cuomo on “Prime Time” about his interest in the position, Schiff stated, “You know, I’m not commenting. But I appreciate the question.”
“I am very gratified to see that it looks like Xavier Becerra will be confirmed tomorrow. I think he’ll do an exceptional job and I’m confident the governor will pick a worthy successor,” he continued.
Pressed on whether or not that meant he was ruling out consideration for the job, the California Democrat reiterated, “I am not going to comment.”
Some social justice teams, together with Black Lives Matter, have pressed Newsom to choose somebody “who has an understanding of the impact of policing and incarceration on people’s lives and on our communities.”
After attending Harvard Law School, Schiff labored as an assistant US attorney in California, the place he persuaded a jury to convict an FBI agent of promoting secrets and techniques to the Russians. Then he was elected to the California state Senate earlier than setting his sights on the US House.