Radio Host Michael Savage Says He’s ‘Contemplating’ Senate Run for Dianne Feintsein’s Seat

The right wing radio host once told a caller to “get AIDS and die”

Last Updated: February 26, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Michael Savage says he’s “considering” a run for U.S. Senate in California against incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

The right-wing radio host of “The Savage Nation,” said on an airing of his program last week that certain unnamed grandees had approached him and urged him to get into the race against the longtime Democrat.

“Some very important people have come to me and said ‘Savage, would you like to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate in the of California against the esteemed Dianne Feinstein?” he said.

“That’s right. I’ve been asked by a number of very powerful, important people to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate in the state of California and I am contemplating whether I really want to leave what I’ve worked for all my life and roll in the mud because politics is the dirty business on the planet.”

Savage compared the hypothetical match up to David and Goliath and pondered what the “vermin” in the media might say about him.

Despite his iconic status in conservative media and close friendship with Matt Drudge, Savage would likely face strong headwinds in the heavily Democratic state — not least of which because of his long history of past controversial statements.

Last year after a spate of terrorist attacks, Savage proposed “World War II-style internment camps” for individuals placed on the Department of Homeland Security terror watch list. In 2008, he called the growing rise of autism in America a plot by “poorer families who have found a new way to be parasites on the government.”

The radio host — and close Trump pal — is perhaps best known among the general public for a short-lived MSNBC program, in which he called one caller a “pig” and “sodomite” and told him to “get AIDS and die.”

You can watch the moment above — and likely many more times should Savage decide to throw his name into the ring.