Dem Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is one of the biggest liars in Congress. He was the main pusher of the anti-Trump Russiagate hoax.
Now, Schiff has higher aspirations.
According to a new report, Schiff wants to be Speaker of the House after Nancy Pelosi.
With rumors of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) retiring amid devastating midterm polling, Schiff, a conspiracy theorist and chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, is making furious moves to transplant Pelosi as House leader if she retires, according to Punchbowl News.
Schiff so covets the leadership position that he has already tried to convince fellow Democrat colleagues of the validity of his desires. To hype his potential candidacy, Schiff has touted the millions of campaign funds he has raised. Schiff has also recently attended the New Democrats’ retreat, which raised eyebrows among “several insiders [who] took particular notice” of his presence.
Schiff’s desire to become speaker of the House would be a shocking career acceleration. He has been consistently wrong on many foreign policy issues. He was most famously a strong advocate of the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax. Schiff argued for months that the evidence against President Donald Trump was “hiding in plain sight.” He has also fundraised off of the hoax.
It seems Pelosi would support Schiff to be the next speaker.
A 2018 article from the Los Angeles Times revealed that Pelosi had been grooming successors – one of them was Schiff.
Pelosi has quietly been grooming potential successors, among them Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank, and though she said she would be delighted to hand the speaker’s gavel to another woman — “Oh, yeah!” she exclaimed — she has no plans to try to force a choice.