Caitlyn Jenner says she may run for a seat in the California Senate.
About a year ago, we’d have written this sentence and then laughed. We’d have scoffed at this notion.
We’d have mocked the concept of a celebrity who knows more about beauty products than fossil fuel emissions possibly thinking she can make a difference in the political arena.
But then a certain former reality star was named President of the United States.
And now we’re left with no choice but to report seriously on the possibility of Caitlyn Jenner as a U.S. Senator.
“I have considered it,” said Jenner this week on John Catsimatidis’ radio show Cats Roundtable on 970 AM, adding:
“I like the political side of it.
"If there’s one thing – I work very closely with the American Unity Fund – that their sole purpose, their mission statement is to get the Republican party to do a better job with all LGBT issues."
Of all the celebrities to claim they may one day run for office (sorry, Dwayne Johnson, we love you… but no), Jenner does at least appear to have some knowledge in the area.
She’s been an outspoken member of the Republican party for years, slamming Hillary Clinton pretty hard last year while also expressing her support for Donald Trump.
"Over the next six months or so I’ve got to figure out where I can do a better job," Jenner said on the aforementioned radio show, expounding on this topic:
"Can I do a better job from the outside? Working the perimeter of the political scene?
"Or, are you better off from the inside. And we are in the process of determining that. And yeah, I would look for a senatorial run."
In the summer of 2016, Caitlyn attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
She spoke at an event there in support of LGBT rights and told the women of The Bew last week that she has been meeting with members of the Trump administration to talk about these same issues.
On Sunday, she said she has spoken to United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley about topics that means a lot to the gay and transgender community.
If Jenner actually chooses to run in 2018, she will most likely face incumbent Democratic Senator from California Diane Feinstein.
Feinstein has not yet announced her candidacy, but she’ll be up for re-election next November.
(And she now has an easy tagline if Jenner chooses to run: LOVE TRUMPS CAIT!)
You tell us: Would you vote Caitlyn Jenner into the Senate?