Kevin McCarthy calls for Adam Schiff’s removal from House Intelligence Committee
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has shown his true self over these last few weeks. He’s always been anti-Trump, but his conduct throughout the whistleblower “scandal” is the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Republicans are taking notice of this fact, according to Breitbart — and now, Schiff’s days on the House Intelligence Committee may be numbered.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for Schiffs removal after it emerged that Schiff was involved with the whistleblower before the official complaint was filed.
President Donald Trump has even alleged that Schiff helped write the whistleblower report, according to Fox News — and this was all before the report was even given to the inspector general.
Schiffs prior involvements have relegated him to the role of a “fact witness,” according to McCarthy. Such involvement in a case should disqualify him from overseeing any investigation.
There is a clear and obvious conflict of interest, and Schiff’s strong bias against President Trump will taint any investigation he conducts. This may not be a criminal trial, but the impeachment inquiry against a sitting president needs to meet the same standards any other civil case would have to meet.
One of those conditions is impartial and fair investigators — and Schiff has proven he can’t be either of those.
McCarthy emphatically pointed this out, saying: “Nowhere in the American judicial system does it ever allow a fact witness to ever be the prosecutor. He should be removed from the committee. His staff should be removed.”
Adam Schiff not only is incapable of impartial investigation, but his conduct over the past weeks has been disgraceful.
Schiff attempted to pass off his own interpretation of the call between Trump and the president of Ukraine as fact. His interpretation was nothing but a disingenuous smear and a malicious lie told during a hearing.
Not only did he lie about the Trump phone call and attempt to pass it off as fact, but he also lied about his contact with the whistleblower.
Schiff has proven himself to be a liar only interested in playing politics and not pursuing truth. Perhaps he should be removed from Congress, and not just the Intelligence Committee.