Someone should tell Schiff that he cannot become Speaker because quite frankly, no Republican will vote for him. And quite frankly, it would take a miracle for them to cheat enough to retain the House. He could become the minority leader, but would Democrats vote for him knowing the Republicans will totally ignore him for the next two years? But, there is little doubt that he plans for fighting for the job from now till January of 2023.
Adam Schiff is best known for two things. Leaking information that is illegal for him to leak and his nightly appearances on TV swearing that there was plenty of evidence to tie President Trump to Russia, even though he knew that to be a lie. Neither of those two things qualifies him for the job. In fact, he will lose his coveted seat on the House Intelligence Committee. Nancy Pelosi did the same to Republicans and it’s payback time. It will also stop 99% of the leaks from there.
According to Breitbart:
“Schiff so covets the leadership position that he has already tried to convince fellow Democrat colleagues of the validity of his desires. To hype his potential candidacy, Schiff has touted the millions in campaign funds he has raised. Schiff has also recently attended the New Democrats’ retreat, which raised eyebrows among ‘several insiders [who] took particular notice of his presence.”
Schiff is, after all, the man who was still insisting as late as April 2019 that there was “ample evidence of collusion” between Trump and Russia “in plain sight,” and that “the obstruction of justice in particular in this case is far worse than anything that Richard Nixon did. I would say in every way this is more significant than Watergate.” Despite the fact that the Democratic Congressional leadership had its knives out for Trump from the moment he declared his candidacy, no such evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice ever appeared, and now the whole world knows that the whole thing was a hoax.
But Schiff has never given an inch. As late as October 2021, he was still clinging to the Russia hoax fantasy, and said, “I do think, as time goes by and it will become increasingly more clear as we gain perspective on the last four years, Americans will realize what a disastrous presidency Donald Trump’s was.”
Americans unfortunate enough to live in Schiff’s district may have gained perspective on what a disastrous congressman he is in mid-December, when he was caught manipulating evidence. The House Jan. 6 witch hunt committee admitted that Schiff altered a text message from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, making it appear much more damning than it actually was. After The Federalist exposed the deception, the House committee claimed that Schiff’s editing was “inadvertent.” Of course it was.