Adam Schiff Targets Mitch McConnell And Things Are Going To Get Weird
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) just became the Chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, and very soon he’ll use his position to begin airing all of Donald Trump’s Russia dirty laundry during nationally televised hearings. In the meantime, Schiff is aiming his cannons in a different direction: down the hall at the Republican leader of the Senate.
On Thursday night, the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to reopen the federal government without any funding for Donald Trump’s idiotic border wall. There appear to be enough votes in the Senate to pass the continuing resolution as well. Then it’ll be up to Trump whether he wants to try vetoing the measure, which would ensure that the shutdown hangs squarely around his neck.
The trouble: Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to allow the Senate to even vote on it. And Adam Schiff isn’t having any of it.
The Democratic Congressman on Friday unloaded on McConnell, tweeting “Attention Senator McConnell: It is time to re-open the government. The House just passed funding bills the Senate already supported. Hundreds of thousands of workers are going without pay. It is time to put country over loyalty to Trump. It is time to show leadership.”
Attention Senator McConnell:
It is time to re-open the government.
The House just passed funding bills the Senate already supported. Hundreds of thousands of workers are going without pay.
It is time to put country over loyalty to Trump.
It is time to show leadership.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 4, 2019
It’s not clear how Mitch McConnell will respond to Congressman Schiff. But with the Republican rank and file in the House and Senate increasingly trying to run away from Donald Trump’s sinking ship for fear of going down with it, before long this fight could be just McConnell and Trump against everyone else.
However, considering that Trump and McConnell have dirt on each other that can put them both in prison, how long before they turn on each other?
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