Asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Prime Time” about his interest in the position, Schiff said, “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 that meant he was ruling out consideration for the job, the California Democrat reiterated, “I am not going to comment.”
Some social justice groups, including Black Lives Matter, have pressed Newsom to pick someone “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 worked as an assistant US attorney in California, where he persuaded a jury to convict an FBI agent of selling secrets to the Russians. Then he was elected to the California state Senate before setting his sights on the US House.
Source: CNNPolitics – Breaking News