Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff of California has been one of the most vocal Democrats in Congress on the Trump-Russia investigation. Now, he’s about to get a taste of the bulldog.
In a scorching statement delivered on Fox News, Rep. Trey Gowdy lambasted the ranking Dem on the House Intelligence Committee for a career of bumbling decisions, laughing off Schiff’s naming of Gowdy as one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and noting that nobody in the GOP cares what he thinks.
“Let me tell you this about Adam,” the South Carolina Republican said.
“Adam’s had a terrible last couple of years, he wanted to be the attorney general under Hillary Clinton and no one in the country worked harder to protect her than Adam Schiff.”
“He wanted to be the head of the CIA, he wanted … to run for Senate in the People’s Republic of California, but he couldn’t win either of those seats, so now, now he wants to be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee — speaking of the apocalypse, Adam Schiff wants to be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
“If you ever have, I dunno, a couple of free months with nothing else to do,” Gowdy told Fox News’ Jason Chaffetz, a former congressman, “I want you to go back, Jason, and think of all the things you would not know if you had taken Adam Schiff’s advice.”
Gowdy then went on to list all of the issues that Schiff wanted kept under wraps to protect Clinton.
“You wouldn’t know that Hillary Clinton had this unique email arrangement with herself because Adam Schiff did everything in his power to keep you from finding out,” he continued.
“You wouldn’t know about the dossier, you wouldn’t know who funded it, you wouldn’t know it was used in a court proceeding, you wouldn’t know about Strzok and Page, in fact you wouldn’t even be having a show tonight. You wouldn’t be having a show about Strzok and Page if Adam Schiff had had his way.”
“So look, if they secede from the Union and President Maxine Waters wants to make him the attorney general in California, more power to him,” Gowdy said, referencing Calexit.
“Otherwise, I don’t think anybody on my side of the aisle gives much of a damn of what Adam Schiff thinks.”
Well, tell us how you really feel.
Gowdy’s empirically right, though. Aside from Maxine Waters, Schiff is the most consistently obnoxious member of California’s congressional delegation. Unlike Waters — who can at least blame her issues on the fact that she rarely commutes to reality, much less lives in it — Schiff is a conscious obfuscater, someone who wants to ensure that the truth never comes to light.
And if the blue wave actually happens, this is the man who will be in charge of the House Intelligence Committee. Gowdy’s right: That’s the real sign of the apocalypse.
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