In a debate among four California senatorial candidates, three of whom are Democrats, Republican senatorial candidate and former MLB All-Star Steve Garvey hammered Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), accusing him of lying to all Americans.
The debate included Garvey, Schiff, and California Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee.
“I think you’ve been censured for lying,” Garvey stated bluntly to Schiff.
After an interlude, Schiff replied by attacking former President Donald Trump, saying:
I was just called a liar by Mr. Garvey. Mr. Garvey, I was censured for standing up to a corrupt president. And you know something? I would do it all over again. Because that corrupt president, that president has been indicted with 91 felony counts, that president that you won’t refuse to support. Yeah, he’s a danger, and I will stand up to him and (former House Speaker) Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan and any of those MAGA enablers of his in the Congress. The reason why our democracy is in trouble is because folks don’t have the courage to stand up when they need to.
“Sir, you lied to 300 million people and you can’t take that back,” Garvey fired back.
The resolution that was passed in June 2023 censuring Schiff — the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee — started by declaring that “the allegation that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election has been revealed as false by numerous in-depth investigations,” then followed by stating Schiff had abused the trust that had been given to him by allowing him access to “sensitive intelligence unavailable to most Members of Congress.”
“Representative Schiff abused this trust by alleging he had evidence of collusion that, as is clear from reports by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Special Counsel Durham, never existed,” the resolution continued, adding, “… for years, Representative Schiff has spread false accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia” and had “ behaved dishonestly and dishonorably on many other occasions, including by publicly, falsely denying that his staff communicated with a whistleblower to launch the first impeachment of President Trump.”
“Representative Schiff hindered the ability of the Intelligence Committee to fulfill its oversight responsibilities over the Intelligence Community, an indispensable pillar of our national security” and had “misled the American people and brought disrepute upon the House of Representatives,” the resolution asserted.