When asked about “prime time” by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, regarding his interest in the situation, Schiff said, “You know, I’m not commenting. But I appreciate the question.”
“I am very happy to see that Javier Becerra is expected to be confirmed tomorrow. I think he will do an extraordinary job and I am confident that the governor will choose a worthy successor,” he said.
On whether he was considering for the job, the California Democrat reiterated, “I’m not going to comment.”
Some social justice groups, including Black Lives Matter, have pressed Newsom to take someone who “has an understanding of the impact of policing and encroachment on people’s lives and our communities.”
After attending Harvard Law School, Schiff worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in California, where he persuaded a jury to convict an FBI agent of selling secrets to the Russians. He was then elected to the California State Senate before setting his sights on the US House.