Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff of California said, when speaking to host Dana Bash, that he would resist the GOP investigation into him if he is subpoenaed by the new GOP majority and viciously attacked Trump as “someone who is sitting down for dinner with anti-semites”.
That began when Bash related to Schiff what Rep. James Comer recently said about him and congressional investigation, saying:
“The incoming oversight chair, James Comer, told Punchbowl News in an interview, ‘I don’t believe congressional investigations have a whole lot of credibility now. I blame Adam Schiff for that, but it’s also both parties to blame for investigations in the past. I want to change that.’ What’s your response?”
Responding, Rep. Schiff of course denied being at all at fault and instead attacked Rep. Comer for not going along with the various leftist attacks on Trump, including the widely discredited Russia investigation, saying:
“Comer doesn’t believe in the Russia investigation, in the Ukraine investigation, he doesn’t believe in the investigation of January 6th. Why? Because those are investigations of the serial abuse of power by Donald Trump.
“Comer and Jordan and McCarthy will do nothing but carry Donald Trump’s water. Someone who is sitting down for dinner with anti-semites, who is sitting down for dinner with bigots who won’t condemn them. This is who they’re making common cause with. They will do and say what they need to do.”
Bash, ending the interview but asking Schiff one final question and getting to whether he’d go along with the GOP investigation like he seems to think Comer should have done when the left was attacking Trump or if he’d fight back against it, asked:
“We’re out of time but I have to ask. If you are subpoenaed by Republicans when they take over, will you comply?”
Schiff, of course, dug his hypocritical heels in and said he’d have to take a “look at the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy” of what the GOP does, saying:
“We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena. I would certainly view my obligation, the administration’s obligation to follow the law and the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed. We’ll have to look at the the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy of what they do.”
Schiff and Comer aren’t the only ones questioning investigations recently. Trump recently did so with respect to the Special Counsel appointed to investigate him, saying:
“Joe Biden said he is running for President, so why isn’t he appointing a Special Counsel to look into the criminal actions of him and his son, Hunter? There has never been anything like it in the history of our Country, and amazingly, it is perfectly documented for all to see. Maybe Trump Hater Jack Smith, who should never be allowed to work on anything having to do with me because of his and his family’s anger, hatred, and bias, should be looking into the Biden Crime Family instead? Great idea!“