However, Schiff’s campaign insists that he’s a Californian through and through. His website makes no mention of his Maryland property, and his bio says this: “Settled in Burbank, CA, Adam and his wife Eve are the proud parents of daughter Alexa, age 13, and son Elijah, age 10.” His campaign, naturally, says there’s an explanation for this. “Adam’s primary residence is Burbank, California, and will remain so when he wins the Senate seat,” Marisol Samayoa, a spokeswoman for the Schiff campaign, told CNN. “As Adam has discussed openly many times over the years, including in his recent New York Times best-selling book, he and Eve made the difficult decision to move their family to the D.C. area to spend more time with his children while doing his job,” Samayoa said. As for why both were claimed as primary residences? Loan purposes, of course. “Adam’s California and Maryland addresses have been listed as primary residences for loan purposes because they are both occupied throughout the year and to distinguish them from a vacation property.” Now, this isn’t an uncommon problem. In fact, the current holder of the seat — Sen. Laphonza Butler — also maintained in her bio that she was a resident of Maryland until she was appointed to replace Feinstein. (That bit of info was later scrubbed from the profile for obvious reasons.)
Is @AdamSchiff’s primary residence really California, or is it Maryland?It depends on which claim most financially benefits him. The candidate for California’s Senate seat often claims Maryland, and it seems clear that’s where he really lives.https://t.co/cI0bRXlC81 pic.twitter.com/hBnzkIbh23 — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 2, 2023
That said, Butler isn’t running to replace Feinstein, whereas Schiff is one of three high-profile Democrats duking it out for the seat, along with California Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee. For all we know, they could have the same issue, too: Many lawmakers decide that, once they’ve been elected by their district, they have no obligation to stay there, instead moving to Washington or its suburbs in order to better secure their position in the Beltway swamp. However, Californians deserve better than this. In particular, they deserve a Californian.
It appears EMILY’s list has removed the final line in Laphonza Butler’s bio that states she lives in Maryland. pic.twitter.com/6wYYYJEqoE— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) October 2, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.