House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) commented in on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) role working with President Trump.
During an appearance with Joe Scarborough on MSNBC, Schiff, who claimed the President colluded with Russia to win the presidency which was debunked by the Mueller report blamed Republicans for being decisive. Schiff said he was upset at McCarthy for carrying Trump’s water “throughout these four years.”
“I think there is a lot of responsibility, Joe, as you point out, that goes beyond the president,” Schiff advised. “It goes to people in the Congress that have been propagating the big lie that he’s been trying to sell the country. I have nothing but contempt at this point for Kevin McCarthy, who carried the president’s water throughout these four years. You know, he and Mick Mulvaney are in exactly the same place, which is claiming somehow that they’re newly discovering that Donald Trump is a different person than they thought, apparently. No, he’s exactly the same person we knew he was every day of his tenure.”
“Kevin McCarthy is worried about keeping his job right now,” he continued. “Kevin McCarthy is worried about money drying up right now. Otherwise, he would be out there pushing the Antifa lie along with the president. So, there are a lot of people who have some serious soul-searching to do — not that I expect that that will happen. But it’s hard to look at our colleagues the same way because Kevin McCarthy and 140 of his colleagues, after the failed insurrection, were right back on the floor pushing the same big lies. And it’s just contemptible.”
Pushing lies on the floor he says, would that be like when Schiff said his office didn’t have any contact with the “whistleblower” during last years attempt to impeach president only to later to find out they did?
On February 14, 2018, Schiff said in a statement from USA Today:
Schiff said there is evidence — heard by the committee behind closed doors —that he can’t talk about publicly because it remains classified. But he said there is plenty of evidence of collusion that has been reported publicly.
“There is already, in my view, ample evidence in the public domain on the issue of collusion if you’re willing to see it,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, told reporters at a newsmaker breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “If you want to blind yourself, then you can look the other way.”
On March 24, 2019 NPR reported that the Mueller investigation team concluded their report and found that there was no collusion between the President and Russia.