Dr. Drew talks potential congressional run against Schiff, but only if he has to
17 Jan 2020 — #2020
The next prescription “Dr. Drew” Pinsky writes might be for his own congressional run in Southern California. “I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something,” the famed addiction medicine specialist and former “Loveline” host tells ITK.
In his interview with The Hill, Pinsky said, "I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something. We have people literally dying in our streets."
“I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, 'oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we’re dying out here in California. What are these people doing?',” adding further, “I thought, ‘oh my God, I have to run for that office at least just to get him to start participating in the governance of this region.’“
In an appearance on Fox News' Ingraham Angle, Pinsky spoke passionately about the current state of Schiff's district, saying, “I didn't even know [Schiff] was my congressman, I've lived there for 20 years, and we are dying out here,” exclaiming further, “I'm sick of the political theater and I want somebody to govern. We need help!”