On Thursday, a fired-up Trey Gowdy tore into Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his biased and unethical behavior in office. “I don’t think anybody on my side of the aisle gives much of a damn of what Adam Schiff thinks,” Gowdy bluntly stated during his fiery rebuke of the Democrat on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
The South Carolina rep. was responding to Schiff’s attack on him and other House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee. Appearing on CNN last month, Schiff said there are “too many members of Congress trying to prostrate themselves” before President Donald Trump “and give him anything he wants.”
“The four horsemen of this apocalypse have been Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy, Mark Meadows, and Jim Jordan,” Schiff continued. “They have been leading the charge basically to require the Justice Department to give them materials that can be leaked or fed or misrepresented … in the service of the President.”
Gowdy pulled no punches with his scathing response, calling out Schiff for his glaring self-interest and partisan protection of twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Let me tell you this about Adam,” started in Gowdy. “Adam’s had a terrible last couple of years. He wanted to be the attorney general under Hillary Clinton, and no one in the country worked harder to protect her than Adam Schiff. He wanted to be the head of the CIA. He wanted to run for Senate in the People’s Republic of California, but he couldn’t win either of those seats. So now, he wants to be the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.”
The Republican then listed off all the things you “would not know if you had taken Adam Schiff’s advice.”
Partial transcript via The Blaze:
“You wouldn’t know the whole spontaneous reaction to a video was a hoax in Libya,” he emphatically said. “You would have never have read the first [Ambassador] Chris Stevens email.”
“You wouldn’t know that Hillary Clinton had this unique email arrangement with herself because Adam Schiff did everything in his power to keep you from finding out,” he added.
“You wouldn’t know about the dossier,” he continued, “you wouldn’t know who funded it, you wouldn’t know it was used in a court proceeding, you wouldn’t know about [FBI official Peter] Strzok and [former FBI lawyer Lisa] Page, in fact you wouldn’t even be having a show tonight. You wouldn’t be having a show about Strzok and Page if Adam Schiff had had his way.”
“I don’t think anybody on my side of the aisle gives much of a damn of what Adam Schiff thinks,” Gowdy ended the pointed critique.
WATCH (relevant comments begin at the 1:20-mark):
H/T The Blaze