Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. says that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif, is set on insulting Americans, as he is treating the public like “idiots.”
“The people who are pushing for impeachment have been pushing for impeachment since Donald Trump was elected — since he was getting sworn into office,” Zeldin told Fox News’ Eric Shawn. “Adam Schiff really does think that many Americans are idiots.”
Zeldin went on to say, “If you remember March 22nd, 2017, he [Schiff] goes on another network, and he says that he has more than circumstantial evidence that President Trump colluded with the Russians. This is evidence that he hasn’t yet produced, [that] I haven’t seen, [former Special Counsel Robert] Mueller couldn’t find,” he continued. “He made up what he called a parody version of the [July 25th] call transcript, but he only said that after he got called out.”
Zeldin said Schiff was misleading the public with his statements.
“It turns out that [Schiff’s] team was in contact with the whistleblower before this person had even filed the whistleblower complaint or had even hired an attorney,” he said.
“He’s made claims during his opening statements and his closing statements — trying to write the world’s greatest parody… trying to connect dots that aren’t actually connected,” Zeldin added.
“He’ll say something’s a firsthand truth that shouldn’t be doubted and then you dig deeper, and you realize it’s actually Ambassador [William] Taylor telling us that Tim Morrison told him that [Amb. Gordon] Sondland told Morrison — the president told Sondland, give me a break. The facts are on the president’s side.”
Schiff commented on the Democrats’ impeachment push during an interview earlier Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union” and said despite an “ironclad” case against the president, he couldn’t say if his party will impeach Trump or not.
During an interview early on Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Schiff remarked that he didn’t know if the Democrats will vote to impeach the president, even though he insists their case against him is “ironclad.”
Host Jake Tapper asked Schiff,
“If the facts aren’t contested and your committee is writing up the report, and you don’t, at least as of now, have any scheduled witnesses or depositions — do you think President Trump should be impeached?”
“I want to discuss this with my constituents and my colleagues before I make a final judgment on it,” Schiff replied. “But, there are a couple of really important things we need to think about.”
Zeldin is concerned Democrats have become so obsessed with impeaching the president, that the real tasks at hand to help Americans are being neglected.
Congress should be passing the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, “but instead, he is trying to pay off the people who put the gavel in his hand,” said Zeldin.