Remember California congressman Adam Schiff? He abused his position as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, lying repeatedly about having evidence that Donald Trump had colluded and cheated with Russia to steal the 2016 elections. He’s running for U.S. Senate and hopes to take the seat of the late Dianne Feinstein. Steve Garvey, a former professional baseball player who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1969 to 1988 and the San Diego Padres between 1987 and 1993, is his Republican opponent.
The three Democratic candidates, Schiff and Rep. Katie Porter as well as Rep. Barbara Lee took part in a Monday night debate that also included Garvey. In California, the primary is an open one, which means that the two top candidates will compete in the general elections, regardless of their political party. Porter and Lee who trail behind Schiff may lose the primary to Garvey.
Garvey deserves credit for being the lone Republican to debate three Democrats. They tried to get him by calling him a “MAGA extremist” or whatever buzzword is currently being used to describe anti-Trump.
The big moment was when Garvey corrected Schiff on the reason why he had been censured by Congress.
Garvey told Garvey, “I believe you have been censured because of lying.”
After a short pause, Schiff replied, “I was censured because I stood up to a corrupt President,” which led to lots of back and forth until the moderator allowed Garvey to finish his speech without Schiff talking over it.
Schiff began by saying, “I’m sorry. Mr. Garvey called me a liar.” “Mr. Garvey, for speaking out against a corrupt President I was censured. You know what? I’d do it again. You will support that corrupt president, that president indicted on 94 felony…91 felony counts. He’s dangerous, I’ll stand up for him and Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan and all of those MAGA enablers in Congress. “Our democracy is in danger because people don’t stand up for themselves when it is needed.”
Garvey demanded a chance to reply and said to Schiff: “Sorry. You lied to 300,000,000 people.” You can’t go back on that.”
The moderator decided to move on with the debate because the look on Schiff’s Face was priceless.
Adam Schiff gets called out during the CA Senate debate by Republican Steve Garvey for lying about Russian collusion:
Garvey: “I believe you were censured for lying.”
Schiff: “I was censured for standing up to a corrupt president”
Garvey: “Sir, you lied to 300 million people… pic.twitter.com/tqv4YD2kZZ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 23, 2024
The resolution to censure Adam Schiff stated that the claims that Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 elections were false. Schiff, as the ranking minority and then chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, (HPSCI), enjoyed access to highly sensitive intelligence. He abused his position of trust by claiming that he saw evidence of collusion, which did not exist.
If there had been any evidence of collusion the investigations of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Department of Justice Inspector-General Michael Horowitz as well as Special Counsel Durham would most likely have found it. But none did.
The look on Schiff’s lips in that debate was clear: he is a liar.