House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A week after his dramatic closing argument in the Senate impeachment trial failed to convince enough Senators to impeach President Trump, House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) is understandably feeling a bit grumpy and out of sorts.
So what’s a frustrated House impeachment manager to do in those situations?
Log on to the Twitter machine to air grievances, which is exactly what Schiff did on Wednesday.
In comments totally devoid of even a hint of self-awareness, the California congressman alleged Trump “demands his enemies be investigated and prosecuted” and “retaliates against witnesses and public servants”:
For those who were convicted of lying to cover up his crimes, Trump urges lighter sentences and dangles pardons.
He demands his enemies be investigated and prosecuted.
He retaliates against witnesses and public servants.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 12, 2020
Unfortunately for Schiff, reality intruded in a brutally honest way about his own actions over the last 3+ years:
— Gretchen ⭐️⭐️⭐️OneLove Fight Together For Truth (@GM062616) February 12, 2020
— Virginia Girl (@virginiagirl10) February 12, 2020
— Proud American 🇺🇸Text TRUMP to 88022 (@_Proud_American) February 13, 2020
They were convicted by criminals like you in an investigation that was itself a crime. https://t.co/revpoliyuu
— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) February 12, 2020
Let’s also not forget about how Schiff was blasted by Republicans and conservative political commentators after he crossed a line in December by way of of releasing the personal phone records of, among others, ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA), two of President Trump’s personal attorneys including Rudy Giuliani, as well as The Hill journalist John Solomon.
The information was included in the House’s Intel Committee’s impeachment inquiry report, which was released December 3rd.
Of Schiff’s despicable actions, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) noted at the time “that Schiff, for all of his pompous bluster, is doing exactly what he has accused President Trump of doing: using his power to investigate his political opponents.”
Here we are two months later, and nothing has changed on that front.
In short, Adam Schiff really is his own worst enemy, and really should sit this one out.