Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, told a conservative radio talk show host on Sunday that he’s seriously considering running for political office. He made the announcement to New York City commentator and billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis.
According to the Washington Post, the gold-medal winning decathlete who made a very public “gender transition” and has criticized social conservatives for their views of LGBT issues told Catsimatidis that he’s eyeing the U.S. Senate.
“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I’ve got to find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside, kind of working the perimeter of the political side, being open to talk to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside?” Jenner asked rhetorically.
“We are in the process of determining that,” he said. “Yeah, but I would look for a senatorial run.”
But whose seat does Jenner want to make a run for? Longtime Democrat Feinstein, who at the age of 84 is retiring next year after a long career of pushing her state of California further and further left.
Jenner himself is a Republican who thinks his party needs to treat gay and transgender individuals better. His perception seems to be based on Democrats’ perception of the GOP.
He told Catsimatidis, “[I]n the United States, the perception of the Democrats is that they’re pro-equality, pro-LGBT and this and that. And the perception of the Republican Party is they’re all about rich white guys trying to make money. I would hope in the next generation — because it’ll take a generation for this to change — that we can change the perception of the Republican Party and make it the party of equality.”
Jenner says he’s a fiscal conservative who believes strongly in the Constitution, limited government, and fewer regulations for companies. He’s been an on-and-off supporter of President Trump.
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