Adam Schiff on Kevin McCarthy at KCRW last December:
He recalls that they were on a plane flying black to Washington D.C. in 2010, about six months before the midterm elections, and they discussed who they expected to win.
“I said Democrats and he said Republicans. And I didn’t think any more of it. We got to Congress, went our separate ways. And he went off and did a briefing, in which he told the press that Republicans were definitely gonna win the midterms, everybody knew it, and that he sat next to me on a plane, and I admitted that Republicans were going to win.”
He continues, “I was indignant when I found out about this. And I went up to him on the House floor. I said, ‘Kevin, you know what you told the press was the exact opposite of what I said.’ And he looked at me, he said, ‘Yeah, I know Adam, but you know how it goes.’ And I said, ‘No, Kevin, I don’t know how it goes. You just make — and I used an expletive — up. That’s how you operate … that’s not how I operate.’ But it is how he operates. And so that, I have to say, it was kind of a relationship killer from the start, and one that over time, I think so many other members have had the same experience.”
On Thursday, Rep. Adam B. Schiff turned 63. His birthday present arrived a day early, courtesy of vengeful House Republicans.
Schiff was formally censured Wednesday for his role in holding to account the most immoral, self-centered, self-dealing, insurrectionist president in modern American history.
The only thing missing was wrapping paper, a shiny red bow and a greeting card dotted with Xs and O‘s.
Former President Trump has described Schiff as “shifty,” “sick” and “corrupt.” He has also made the congressman what he is today: a political household name and prosecutorial hero to millions of Democrats nationwide.
The rebuke from the House GOP boosted Schiff’s political stock even further, edging the Burbank Democrat closer to his goal of besting a handful of party rivals and succeeding Dianne Feinstein as the next U.S. senator from California.
“I would call it an advertisement for Adam Schiff,” Bob Shrum, a veteran Democratic strategist who teaches political science at USC, said following the party-line censure vote. “Brought to you by the MAGA caucus in the Republican House.”
A fundraising email:
If you want to know why pathetic, traitorous Kevin McCarthy and his traitorous Republican horde voted to censure Adam Schiff, watch him own John Durham and get him to admit, and agree with the Mueller report, that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians:pic.twitter.com/P3HLz1rlsR— Bryan Dawson🇺🇸 (@BryanDawsonUSA) June 22, 2023