Rep. Adam Schiff (D.Calif.) Friday claimed he talked with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.Calif.), before annoucing his candidacy for her Senate Seat next year

An interview with “CNN This Morning,” Schiff Feinstein Had been “gracious” And “welcoming” He is running for the presidency.

“We talked by phone a couple days ago and met earlier,” He said.

Feinstein On Wednesday, she told Capitol Hill reporters that her plans were complete. “probably in a couple of months,” She is still grieving the loss of her husband who died last year. She said it was “fine” People can enter the race.

“I think people should,” Sie said. “If they want to run, run.”

FeinsteinAfter facing questions regarding her eligibility to serve, she would now be 91 at next term’s start.

But Schiff suggested age shouldn’t necessarily determine whether a candidate runs.

“I think that age really depends on the capability of the member, and I don’t know that there is a specific age beyond which you shouldn’t run for office,” He said.

Feinstein Most people expect him to retire.

SchiffHowever, he said Feinstein be allowed to make this choice.

“She’s earned the right to make the decision on her own timetable, and I want to give her the space and the distance to do that,” Schiff told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

Already, the race to her seat has heated up. Rep. Katie Porter (D.Calif.), was the first to announce her candidacy, and received a significant endorsement by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.).

Rep. Barbara Lee, a Democratic Representative from California is also being considered for a run. Rep. Ro Kanna (D. Calif.) may consider jumping in as well.

Schiff He has been targeted by the GOP for being an impedement manager during the first. Senate Trial of Donald Trump, and later as a member on the House select panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2020 insurrection. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced he wouldn’t allow Schiff Eric Swalwell (Democratic Rep., California) will serve as a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump called McCarthy’s decision a “great move.”

“These are two of the World’s true SlimeBalls!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

Schiff He pledged that he would continue fighting for democracy, despite GOP attacks.

“I’ve never backed down from these kind of difficult fights, and you know, sadly as long as Donald Trump is the leader of that party, then our values, our country, our democracy are going to be at risk,” He said.