Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) tore into the California Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday, alleging that the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is angling for a U.S. Senate seat by making dramatic statements about the Trump-Russia investigation, reports The Daily Caller.
“Some of my Democratic colleagues, namely Adam Schiff, said he had evidence, more than circumstantial evidence of collusion, before the investigation even began,” Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.
Gowdy accused Democrats of prejudging the investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, noting that nearly 60 party members have already called for Trump’s impeachment.
“’Almost 60 Democrats voted to move forward with impeachment. Already. Before Bob Mueller’s released a single finding. Before the House Intelligence or Senate Intelligence Committees have released a single, solitary finding, almost 60 House Democrats think the president ought to be removed from office,’ said Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.”
“That is infuriating,” Bartiromo chimed in.
“Well, it’s only infuriating if you have high expectations,” Gowdy replied.
Gowdy believes that this whole game is just to promote Schiff to possibly take over Sen. Dianne Feinstein seat in California. He also believes that this discussion and investigation should not be taking place in Congress either.
“[Congress] is not where serious investigations take place. It is where Senate campaigns in California take place, but it’s not where serious investigations take place,” he added, referring to Schiff.
Schiff has claimed to have seen “more than circumstantial” evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. But when pressed on what evidence he has seen, Schiff often cites evidence that has already been reported in the press.
Gowdy is right to discredit anything that Schiff has to say about the investigation into the president, especially since none of it has been found to be true or credible. Keep doing good work Gowdy.