New Jersey GOP Congressman Tom MacArthur, justifiably furious at California Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff for implying he was racist against Koreans, pulverized Schiff on Twitter with his response: he and his wife have adopted two children from South Korea.
In his usual unhinged style, Schiff had tweeted, “Rep. MacArthur says his Korean-American opponent is ‘not one of us.’ Rep. Hunter attacks his challenger for being a Muslim terrorist. And Rep. King endorses an avowed white supremacist and anti-Semite. The dog whistles of bigotry have been out away. Now they’re using trumpets.”
MacArthur then bludgeoned Schiff on Twitter, writing, “First, I didn’t say that. Second, you should have done some research before you made such a disgustingly false claim. I have 2 adopted children from South Korea. I don’t want your apology, but you sure can apologize to my children.”
Schiff may be the most vociferously partisan Democrat on the hill; he adores Dianne Feinstein, whose disgraceful actions vis-a-vis the Kavanaugh hearings were on full display for everyone to see. On Thursday he tweeted of her, “@DianneFeinstein just showed us again why she is the leader we need in the Senate to stand up to President Trump and get things done for Californians. Her command of the issues and the broad respect she enjoys make her an indispensable champion during this national trial.”
Schiff is used to making unsubstantiated claims. As Jim Geraghty of National Review noted last May, "In January, Schiff and Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote to the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter, contending that Russian 'bots' were promoting the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, referring to a memo compiled by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes. Four days later, Twitter’s general counsel sent this response":
Our initial inquiry, based on available data, has not identified any significant activity connected to Russia with respect to tweets posting original content to this hashtag. . . . We further note that #ReleaseTheMemo was also used by several prominent, verified U.S. accounts on the evening of January 18. Typically, hashtag use by high-profile accounts, including those with high numbers of followers, plays a role in driving conversations around a hashtag on Twitter.
Geraghty continued, "The response from Facebook’s legal counsel contended that the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag had manifested mostly on Twitter."
The American Spectator noted in April 2017 that Schiff protested the formation of a House Select Committee in 2014 to re-investigate the Benghazi massacre of 2012, claiming it was a “colossal waste of time” and a “waste of taxpayer resources.” When he served on the committee, he stated “there was nothing more the military could have done that night that would have saved their lives, nor was there any political interference with rescue efforts.” But, as the Spectator explains, “But we know Schiff was hiding the truth because a number of Special Forces operators testified that a rescue could have been undertaken but were told not to do so. Moreover, overwhelming evidence was presented that the State Department ignored requests for additional security improvements to the compound but, Schiff, again, loudly disputed this.”
Schiff claimed the three CIA contractors were lying when they confirmed there was indeed a “stand-down” order given three times that delayed the rescuers. He said they lied in order to sell a book three of them had authored. One of the three men, Kris Paronto, answered, “it’s difficult for me because you’re calling a Ranger, a SEAL and three Marines liars.”
So attacking a GOP Congressman and falsely implying he’s a racist is small stuff for Schiff.