While much of the political news out of Washington, D.C., these days is focused on the upcoming midterm elections and speculation about the 2024 presidential election (along with the never-ending disaster of the Biden presidency, of course), there’s another campaign going on, which is undoubtedly filled with more behind-the-scenes intrigue than anything else on Capitol Hill — the replacement of Nancy Pelosi.
A shadow campaign to lead House Democrats next year has been underway for months, as reported by The Washington Post in January, as speculation continues to grow over whether 82-year-old — and like Biden, mentally unfit —Pelosi will finally honor her word and step down as House Speaker.
While talk continues within the bowels of the Democrat Party [pun intended] about a “next-generation” leader who might energize the Democrat base — New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, for example — California serial liar Adam “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Schiff’s eleventh-hour push in recent weeks has taken Democrats by surprise, as reported by The Washington Post, raising questions about whether the Democrat caucus wants to mirror the diversity of its party’s base. (Hence, the interest in Jeffries.)
Man, how awesome would that be? Serial liar Adam Schiff replacing serial liar Nancy Pelosi as the supreme potentate of the Democrat Party?
Anyway, how can one accurately describe Adam Schiff, whose stage-4 Trump Derangement Syndrome affliction remains a sight to behold? Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw comes to mind, only in the following sense.
Years ago, during one of Bradshaw’s many appearances on The Tonight Show, then-host Jay Leno jokingly asked him, “Terry, you’re such a nice guy, why can’t you stay married?” Bradshaw replied, a twinkle in his eye, “Jay — I just can’t not not [sic] lie!” In Adam Schiff’s case, he just can’t not not lie about Donald Trump and all things “Russia! Rusia! Russia!” — from the baseless 2016 election Russia “collusion” hoax to tip the election to Trump, to the “Russian plot” behind the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
Yet incredulously, Schiff appears to be neither embarrassed nor remorseful by any of it.
Here’s more, via WaPo:
Schiff, who gained attention investigating Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election before leading the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, is exploring a bid to lead the House Democratic caucus if Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) retires after the midterm elections, according to more than a dozen House members and top aides who have spoken directly with the congressman.
This account of Schiff’s recent efforts is based on interviews with eight lawmakers and 18 staff members and lobbyists familiar with leadership dynamics, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
If he can amass enough interest in his candidacy, Schiff would upend a race that was considered largely set, challenging a variety of Democrats gunning for the top spot, including possibly Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who has positioned himself among members as Pelosi’s heir apparent and represents a new generation of Democrats.
Schiff’s overtures, which began in earnest earlier this year, have focused on consolidating support among his home base, the expansive California delegation, according to members of that group. And though he has not made an explicit ask for endorsements, he is gauging members’ interest and planting the seed that leading the caucus is his goal.
Setting aside Schiff’s grandiose ego and awe-inspiring image of himself, is this guy crazy [rhetorical question] or simply drunk with self-aggrandizement? In addition to his (lying) obsession with all things Trump and Russia, his pattern continues. Prior to the first Democrat Jan. 6 Committee farce, Schiff in June claimed a “great deal” of new evidence existed about the Capitol riot and Trump’s involvement.
One question: Where’s the beef?
Where is all of that damning new evidence? As with all things Adam Schiff, it doesn’t exist. And if did, Schiff for Brains™ would’ve been all over it like a duck on a June bug, months ago.
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