Caitlyn Jenner said on Sunday that she has ‘considered’ running for one of California’s US Senate seats because she likes “the political site of it”.
The Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist said that she’s currently looking into where she can do a “better job” of promoting LGBT rights.
“Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job,” Republican Jenner, 67, said while speaking on a radio show over the weekend. “Can I do a better job from the outside? 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.”
Jenner, who came out as transgender in 2015 and says she voted for President Donald Trump, said that she’s been working with the American Unity Fund to help GOP lawmakers better understand LGBT issues.
Jenner previously said that she wanted to be ‘more effective’ in helping the transgender community, but joked she had ‘way too many skeletons’ in her closet to run for office. In April she hosted an event titled Imagining Men & Women: Caitlyn Jenner On Transgender Identity And Courage, where she spoke about her political leanings.
She told the crowd in New York that she would not give the Trump administration a pass if they ‘screw up’. When an audience member asked Jenner if she would consider working in the Trump administration, she reaffirmed her Republican leanings, saying she has always “believed in something called the Constitution and limited government”.
Jenner’s comments on Sunday come after country star Kid Rock announced that he was considering a run for political office after a ‘Kid Rock for Senate’ website surfaced.