During the House Judiciary Committee’s Monday hearing on crime in New York City, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was ridiculed repeatedly by a heckler in the audience.
Throughout the hearing, which was supposed to be focused on the rising crime crisis in cities such as NYC, where George Soros-funded district attorneys have loosened the law in favor of violent criminals, Schiff – and a number of his colleagues – kept turning the conversation to former President Donald Trump, angering those in attendance.
Before Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) could get Capitol police to usher the man out of the hearing, he called Schiff a “scumbag,” and slammed the representative for focusing on former President Donald Trump while witnesses testified that their relatives are dying from left-wing lawlessness in New York City.
“You’re the only ones talking about Donald Trump, we’re testifying about our families dying,” the man said.
"You're the only ones talking about Donald Trump, we're testifying about our families dying."
Hecklers interrupt Rep. @AdamSchiff pic.twitter.com/8lalJayKK3
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) April 17, 2023
Another angle of the incident shows Capitol police forcing the man out of the hearing in Manhattan while a mob of media closely follows.
Explosive scene at @JudiciaryGOP hearing on crime in NYC as victims scream out at Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff saying he’s politicizing, doesn’t care about victims in the city under D.A. Bragg’s soft on crime policies. The people were removed by police from the room. #NewYorkCity… pic.twitter.com/iRwIm9RvhH
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) April 17, 2023
The chaotic hearing produced a number of newsworthy moments, including a clip where Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) let loose on Soros-funded prosecutors such as Bragg, also hitting his colleagues for suggesting that the witnesses testifying – many of who lost family members to violence in NYC – were simply Republican pawns.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-CA) even went as far as calling the witnesses “props in a MAGA Broadway production” while also labeling his GOP colleagues “jack-booted thugs.”
Rep. Hank Johnson says that the witnesses criticizing Alvin Bragg in the New York City hearing who lost family members to violent crime are "props in a MAGA Republican production." pic.twitter.com/4uOuHILYzM
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 17, 2023