Could Senator Caitlyn Jenner ever be a thing? The reality TV star and former Olympic athlete – whose conservative politics tend to come as a surprise considering her high profile in the entertainment world – is in the “process of determining” whether she should run for public office.
“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me,” Jenner said in an interview with AM 970’s John Catsimatidis on Sunday. “Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job.”
“Can I do a better job from the outside?” she continued. “Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that. I would look for a senatorial run.”
This is not the first time that Jenner has floated the idea of running for public office. The “I Am Cait” star suggested at a fundraiser in April that she would push back against the Republican party if it campaigned against transgender rights.
“My loyalties are not with the Republican Party. My loyalties are not with Donald Trump. I’ll come after him and come after Republicans when they start screwing up my community,” she said. “And I got a voice and they’d better listen, because I will come after them.”
While Jenner voted for Trump, she has expressed disappointment with certain members of the Trump administration and their anti-LGBT views. During an interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, Jenner lamented Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reticence to prosecute murders of trans women as hate crimes and blasted Mark Green, whom Trump considered for the role of Army secretary, for making “some of the most anti-LGBT statements ever.”
Jenner has identified herself as a Republican, but no word has surfaced as to which party she would actually work with to mount a Senate challenge.