Caitlyn Jenner considers running for office
Caitlyn Jenner has joined the list of celebrities who are considering running for US political office.
Jenner, a former Olympic champion and father to supermodels Kendall and Kylie, is working with activist groups to improve the Republican Party’s stance on lesbian, gay and transgender issues.
In 2015, she became the highest-profile US celebrity to transition to a woman, changing her name from Bruce to Caitlyn.
Now, she is seeking to play a part in changing people’s perceptions, wondering if she can do a “better job” if she was a politician.
“Over the next six months or so I gotta find out where I can do a better job,” she told New York radio show host John Catsimatidis on Sunday.
“Can I do a better job from the outside working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody, or are you better off from the inside?” she asked.
“We are in the process of determining that. But yeah, I would look for a senatorial run.”
Jenner, 67, is considering running in California, where the current Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein is up for re-election in 2018.
Jenner is one of many US celebrities who have recently mulled over their involvement in US politics, after former reality star Donald Trump was elected.
Singer Kid Rock and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have also recently announced they would consider a run for either Senate or even the White House.
Kid Rock, a vociferous Trump supporter, said he might run in 2018 for Senate but has not said where.
Meanwhile, Johnson says running against President Trump is “a real possibility”, adding he feels “in a position where my word carries a lot of weight and influence”.
As for Jenner, she is not a fan of the current President, having criticised his administration for reversing a federal directive which allowed transgender students to use public school bathrooms of their choice.
In a video message posted on social media about the issue she told the President: “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster”.