Could Caitlyn Jenner be the latest celebrity to turn politician?
The reality star and Olympic gold medalist has never shied away from voicing her political opinions, but now it seems she might start putting those views into action with a drastic career change.
During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Caitlyn revealed that she’s interested in the “political side” of activism and that she would decide whether to run for the US Senate representing California “over the next six months or so”.
“Can I do a better job from the outside?” she asked herself. “Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside?
“We are in the process of determining that. Yeah, but I would look for a senatorial run.”
Caitlyn, who has received backlash for supporting President Donald Trump despite his anti-trans policies, also said she would use her power to push for LGBT+ equality.
“I work very closely with a group called the American Unity Fund whose mission statement is to get the Republican Party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues,” she continued.
“I’m obviously more on the T portion of the LGBT and I want people to understand that. But the political side of it has always been very intriguing to me.
“The perception of the Republican Party is that they’re all about rich white guys trying to make money… I hope to change the perception of the Republican Party and make it the party of equality.”
The next opportunity to run for Senate in California will be in 2018, when Democrat Dianne Feinstein is up for re-election.