Caitlyn Jenner Is the Latest Celeb to Contemplate a Political Career
Caitlyn Jenner’s next big event: Politics?
The trans advocate, Republican and former decathlete responded to a recent rumor that she has considered running for a Senate position. “I have considered it,” Jenner told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970. “I like the political side of it. The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. [I] gotta find out where I can do a better job.” This comes only a few days after rumors of a Kid Rock Senate run. It seems like Republican celebrities are coming out in full force with their political aspirations, which is an interesting trend, to put it mildly.
Jenner made the biggest of headlines in 2015 when she announced that she is a transgender woman and opened up about her transition publicly. Since then, Jenner has had her own reality show about that transition, I Am Cait, and has stood as a trans advocate while being an active Republican.
“Can I do a better job from the outside?” Jenner said on AM 970. “Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to, you know, talk to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that. And yeah, but I would look for a senatorial run.”
It’s been about three months since the last time Jenner mentioned anything about a political position. In April, she chatted with CNN about her possibilities. “At first I thought I would never run for office. Why? 'Cause I got way too many secrets. Now I have no more secrets. They’re all out. I’ve got nothing the media [could] go crazy over because they know everything. I would seriously look at it.”
Could Jenner making an effective change from within the GOP if she were in the Senate, even though it appears that the ideals of the LGBTQ community and the GOP seem fundamentally opposed? These days, anything is possible. We’ll just have to wait and see if Jenner really follows through on this idea and decides to make that change a reality.