Running against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in California’s 28th district, Independent candidate Jennifer Barbosa has blasted Schiff for his leadership of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Barbosa during a Monday appearance on the Fox News program “Fox & Friends First” lambasted Schiff for doing “nothing to counter [homeless] numbers,” which soared up to 12 percent from the previous year, leaving 75.2 percent unsheltered, according to Fox.
“Homelessness is actually up 75 percent since [Schiff] became our congressman, and the fact that he’s … pursuing this impeachment while we have these astronomical numbers,” Barbosa said, adding, “It’s not just homelessness,” before pointing out that for rape, assault, and arson numbers are booming as well.
“It’s really unspeakable what’s happening,” Barbosa told Fox host Heather Childers.
This is not the first time Barbosa has unloaded on Schiff, as she has vowed in her campaign to unseat the House Democrat based on how Schiff has dealt—poorly—with homelessness.
“Since he became my congressman he has not presented any legislation that has become law,” Barbosa told Fox News on Nov. 25. “In terms of homelessness, what he’s done is he’s basically rubber-stamped Maxine Waters’s bill to deal with homelessness, and her bill essentially replicated the same failed policies that Mayor Garcetti has implemented in our city over the past few years.”
“We know they’re not working,” Barbosa alleged, before calling on Schiff to refrain from using taxpayer funds for the impeachment of President Trump. “We need to stop allocating federal funds for affordable housing, which costs $500,000-700,000 per unit and really focus on mental health services for the people who are living on the street.”
“Seeing the impeachment inquiry—when he’s wasting all these resources – we know that Ken Starr’s impeachment cost about $70 million,” Barbosa continued. “That’s $70 million that really could be spent on much better things in our district.”
The New York Post’s editorial board in a Nov. 21 column shared the same sentiment on Schiff’s time-wasting tactics.
“All those hours of televised testimony plainly failed on their announced goal: to change Americans’ minds,” the Post reported. “Not one witness offered any direct evidence that President Trump did anything clearly impeachable. No one heard him order a quid pro quo, in which Ukraine would gin up ‘dirt’ on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid or a White House meeting.”
“Not one offered a convincing reason why Trump’s interest in having Ukraine probe potential corruption warrants impeachment, even if it was part of a quid pro quo,” the Post’s editorial board added, citing Schiff top witness Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s statement that acknowledged President Trump wanted “no quid pro quo.”
Democrats have now turned to accusing the president of “bribery” as internal polls have shown that “quid pro quo” did not “resonate” as effectively as bribery in key political battlegrounds, according to a Nov. 20 Townhall report.