"I hope to return to the Senate later this month," the California Democrat said.
The longtime progressive House Democrat is joining a quickly growing field of candidates vying to replace retiring California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The senator appeared confused in an exchange with a staffer and reporters after her office announced she won't run for reelection in 2024.
The California Democrat has served in the U.S. Senate for more than 30 years.
The former House speaker said she will back Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she opts to run for reelection.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has not announced her plans for 2024, but is widely expected to retire.
The Democratic congressman is joining progressive Rep. Katie Porter in the race to replace incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“I’m hoping to get a chance to speak from her and continue to learn from her,” the California congresswoman told CNN.
Rep. Katie Porter announced her candidacy for Senate in California.
The progressive House member isn't waiting for 89-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to announce whether she plans to seek another term.