California Representative Adam “Shifty” Schiff appeared on CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday morning and promised, that “a great deal” of new information will be coming out about the events on January 6, 2021, when a group of protesters entered the US Capitol while the presidential electoral count was in progress.
Schiff is a member of an investigatory Select Committee announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in June 2021. Now almost a full year later, Schiff finally thinks he’s got some true gold.
January 6 was the violent culmination of an extensive effort to overturn a presidential election.
The American people know a lot about those events, but soon they will learn more, and see how close we came to losing our democracy.
On Thursday, we will begin to tell that story. pic.twitter.com/hX6RAS9GFR
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 5, 2022
Host Margaret Brennan asked him:
MARGARET BRENNAN: But if you don’t deliver a bombshell on Thursday, don’t you run the risk of losing the public’s attention here?
ADAM SCHIFF: Our goal is to present the narrative of what happened in this country, how close we came to losing our democracy, what led to that violent attack on the 6th. The American people, I think, know a great deal already. They’ve seen a number of bombshells already. There is a great deal they haven’t seen. But perhaps most important is the public hasn’t seen it woven together. How one thing led to another. How one line of effort to overturn the election led to another, and, ultimately, led to terrible violence. The first non-peaceful transfer of power in our history.
Schiff is famously a windbag prone to using over-inflated, hyperbolic language, but it still stuns when you hear him say things like, “how close we came to losing our democracy.” Not close at all, Adam, not close at all. Do you really think a rowdy band of protesters was going to overthrow the Capitol, move on to the White House to take over the executive branch, then seize control of the mightiest military on the planet?
Where Schiff really loses his credibility though—if he has any left—is the line, “There is a great deal they haven’t seen.” Really? There’s some bombshell info you have in your back pocket that you’re going to drop on the American people shortly? Schiff is a notorious leaker, and if he had something juicy you can be sure it would have come out in the pages of the Washington Post or the New York Times a long time ago. We’ve seen this movie before.
Asked a simple question about what witnesses might be appearing in front of the committee, Shifty refused to offer specifics:
Margaret, we’re not commenting on specific witnesses, so I can’t confirm or deny who will appear before us.
The real problem for Schiff is he repeatedly promised he had bombshell evidence about the Trump Russia collusion hoax, yet he never produced it. It makes him completely untrustworthy.
From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal on May 12, 2020:
Americans expect that politicians will lie, but sometimes the examples are so brazen that they deserve special notice. Newly released Congressional testimony shows that Adam Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence…
In December 2017 he told CNN that collusion was a fact: “The Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help and the President made full use of that help.” In April 2018, Mr. Schiff released his response to Mr. Nunes’s report, stating that its finding of no collusion “was unsupported by the facts and the investigative record.”
None of this was true, and Mr. Schiff knew it.
Schiff may indeed ride into the committee to throw down some bombshell evidence Thursday, but his past lies certainly make that hard to believe. He earned his nickname “Shifty” with his endless dishonesty, distortion of the facts, and outright lies.
As the old saying goes, “You can’t trust him any further than you can throw him.”