Adam Schiff’s Clinton-era impeachment comments come back to bite him

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been one of the most vocal proponents of the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Schiff has spent months constructing a tenuous case against Trump, holding secret hearings behind closed doors, directing witnesses, shifting the goalposts, and holding the House hostage with a sham impeachment while real legislation is pushed to the back burner. 

Recently resurfaced comments Schiff made about the Clinton impeachment expose Schiff’s startling hypocrisy. 

As it turns out, Schiff actually won his seat in congress by attacking incumbent GOP Rep. James Rogan for his role in Clinton’s impeachment. Schiff told NBC in 1999, “I think impeachment for most people in this district is only the most graphic illustration of an incumbent who has put the national partisan, ideological fights ahead of representing his district.”

Schiff also told the Boston Globe in 1999, “Jim Rogan is in trouble for reasons that have nothing to do with impeachment, I think a lot of people are unhappy that Jim Rogan has ignored the district for five years.”

After spending almost 20 years in the House, Schiff seems to have forgotten where he came from, and Eric Early, Schiff’s 2020 GOP challenger, is running a campaign eerily similar to Schiff’s original platform.

Early told Fox News in October, “Schiff could not care less about our district … In Schiff’s over 20 years representing the district, his record is appalling. He has done virtually nothing for the District while focusing almost exclusively on staying in power and trying to gain higher office.”

The evidence backs up this claim, as according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Schiff’s district has seen a 12% spike in homelessness in the last year alone. Adam Schiff proclaimed last week that “The President doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country, It’s all about what’s in it for him personally and for his reelection campaign.”

It sure seems like Adam Schiff is the one that’s “all about what’s in it for him,” and he apparently has been since day one.

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