If you want to know what a Congress under a potential House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would look like, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) already knows, and he presented that nightmare on Sunday.
McCarthy was complicit in Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow democracy on January 6th, even having phone calls with him that he desperately wants to keep a secret. He has since traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to kiss his ring and has made it clear that he is a Trump stooge. His spineless refusal to expel QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from Congress proves it.
McCarthy wants to be House Speaker in 2022. And that is particularly dangerous since he would have the power to shut down investigations into January 6th. But it’s worse than that, as Schiff explained during an interview on MSNBC.
You see, McCarthy once admitted to Schiff that he blatantly lied to the media about a conversation they had several years ago. McCarthy has only lied more since allying with Trump, making him even more of a threat.
“You can see how duplicitous so many of my colleagues are. That conversation was in 2010, it was long before Donald Trump,” Schiff said. “He was really made for an hour like this when his party is led by someone who believes that the truth isn’t truth and you’re entitled to your own alternate facts. In my view, there’s nothing more corrosive to a democracy than the idea that there’s no truth and you cannot allow someone with that little regard for the truth to get anywhere near the speaker’s office.”
“If Kevin McCarthy were to become speaker, then functionally, Donald Trump would become speaker, because Kevin McCarthy would do anything that Donald Trump told him to do, no matter how wrong or unethical, and we cannot allow that to happen,” Schiff concluded. “So, look, I think in the midterms, very much in a real, not intangible sense, democracy will be on the ballot.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Democracy was on the ballot in 2020 and the American people put Democrats in charge of Congress and the White House. Now they must vote in favor of democracy again in 2022 and 2024 because Republicans have made it clear they oppose democracy and want to end it.
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