What angered me the most, I think, about that day were these insurrectionists in suits and ties who were still, even after the bloody insurrection, even after the shattered glass and the death of that day, were back on the House floor trying to overturn the election. — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
What angered me the most, I think, about that day were these insurrectionists in suits and ties who were still, even after the bloody insurrection, even after the shattered glass and the death of that day, were back on the House floor trying to overturn the election. — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Adam Schiff says GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is 'absolutely' an 'insurrectionist in a suit and tie'
  • Rep. Adam Schiff criticized Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy, calling them "insurrectionists in suits and ties."
  • In his new book, Schiff describes an incident in which McCarthy lied to the press about a conversation they had.
  • Schiff also said that it would be a "disaster" if McCarthy becomes House speaker after the 2022 midterms.
Rep. Adam Schiff in an interview on Tuesday criticized the dozens of Republican lawmakers, including GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, who amplified former President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election and challenged the results in Congress on January 6.

"What angered me the most, I think, about that day were these insurrectionists in suits and ties who were still, even after the bloody insurrection, even after the shattered glass and the death of that day, were back on the House floor trying to overturn the election," Schiff told CNN's John Berman.

At the time, Trump and his GOP allies had baselessly pushed the false theory that the election results were rigged because of widespread voter fraud. State and federal officials repeatedly debunked the claims, saying the election was accurate and fair.

Still, 147 Republicans objected to the results on January 6, when Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol building. The chaos left five people dead, and four police officers who responded to the riot later took their own lives.

"Unlike those people climbing outside the building, they knew it was a lie," Schiff told CNN of the GOP lawmakers. "The true believers were out there attacking the building. But inside the chamber, my Republican colleagues know it's a big lie."

Berman then asked Schiff if House Minority Leader McCarthy, who objected to the election results, is "an insurrectionist in a suit and tie."

"Absolutely, absolutely," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, responded.

... The California Democrat also said that it would be a "disaster" if Republicans win in 2022 and McCarthy becomes House speaker.

"He will do anything that Donald Trump tells him," Schiff said of McCarthy. "We cannot have someone with absolutely no reverence for the truth, no willingness to uphold his oath in that position in line to the presidency."

"Trump will control whatever he does," Schiff added.
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