If Tip O’Neill is right that all politics is local, then this isn’t good news for Adam Schiff. Jennifer Barbosa, Schiff’s opponent, is attacking him because Schiff has paid too much attention to impeachment while ignoring the homeless crisis in his district.

Appearing on Fox & Friends, Barbosa said “Adam Schiff has been my congressman since 2012. He became my congressman through the redistricting process. Since he became my congressman he has not presented any legislation that’s become law. In terms of homelessness, what he’s done is he’s basically rubber-stamped Maxine Waters’ bill to deal with homelessness, and her bill essentially replicated the same failed policies that [L.A.] Mayor Garcetti has implemented in our city over the past few years. We know they’re not working. So, what we need to do in terms of homelessness… we need to stop allocating federal funds for affordable housing which costs $500,000-700,000 per unit and really focus on mental health services for the people who are living on the street.”

At this point, Schiff appears to have a difficult path to re-election. Impeachment has flopped. Schiff has been ineffective in fighting the crisis in his neighborhood. Barbosa is hitting Schiff hard on the home front, too:

“Seeing the impeachment inquiry, when he’s wasting all these resources — we know that Ken Starr’s impeachment cost about $70 million,” she said. “That’s $70 million that really could be spent on much better things in our district.”

If Schiff doesn’t start paying attention to things at home, he might soon be unemployed. If Schiff’s actions in committee are an indicator, he’s too invested in impeachment to pay attention to the crisis in his district.

Stay tuned to LFR for updates on this and other races that affect the balance of power in the House of Representatives.

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