A celebrity doctor has indicated he may stand as a candidate against the incumbent House Intelligence Committee chair at the general election on Nov. 3.
Former Loveline host Drew Pinsky wants to give back to the community and believes running for public office against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) would be a good first step.
“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 physician said according to The Hill.
Since Schiff devoted much of his time to impeaching the president, Pinsky has witnessed people who are “literally dying in our streets” while the Californian government is “not functioning.”
Many of his fans have encouraged him to stand for election as mayor and governor. The celebrity decided to run for public office after watching the televised impeachment hearings.
“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?'” he said. “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.'”
Pinsky hopes to tackle homelessness, which the incumbent representative appears to have neglected because he was too busy trying to impeach Donald Trump.
“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 political hopeful said according to Fox News. “We have people literally dying in our streets.”
His other election policies would include better infrastructure and primary health care services for people suffering from chronic mentally illness.
However, the celebrity maintains he is reluctant to stand for election.
“Believe me, I do not want to,” he said. “I would have to change my whole life, and I am not really prepared to do that just yet.”
He will only run for public office because he feels a moral obligation to prevent Schiff from being returned to office and allowed to continue impeaching Trump.
“The fact that I keep thinking about it tells me how profound the problems are [and] that I feel obliged to maybe turn my life upside down just to get things governed out here,” he said. “I am constantly morally mobilized because of the condition of what’s going on here in California.”