McCarthy Calls on Schiff to Step Down as Intel Chairman: He ‘Owes the American Public an Apology’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) demanded that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) resign from his position in the committee in light of his pushing of collusion allegations against President Donald Trump, stating that the California Democrat “owes the American public an apology.”

McCarthy — the top Republican in the House of Representatives — called on his House colleague to apologize to the public and resign from his post as the head of the House Intelligence Committee following the release of the key findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that stated there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.

McCarthy said:

“[Schiff] owes the American public an apology. Schiff has met the standard that he has imposed on other members of Congress of when they should step back from their positions. He has exceeded that standard, and there is no question he should step down from the Intel chairmanship.”

Schiff — a vocal critic of the president — had repeatedly claimed in the past that Trump colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election. He doubled down on this claim Sunday, saying that he still believed there was “significant evidence of collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign in light of reports detailing that Mueller recommended no further indictments.

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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway similarly called for Schiff’s resignation on Monday.

“He ought to resign today,” Conway said. “He has been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years promising Americans that the president would be impeached or indicted.”

McCarthy and Conway are among the Republicans going after Schiff and other Democrats following the delivery of the key findings from the highly publicized Mueller report.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) weighed in on the report in a Sunday tweet, saying that the “lies” from Schiff, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) “should have repercussions.”

The demands for Schiff’s departure from his chairmanship come a day after Attorney General William Barr handed the key findings from Mueller’s investigation to Congress. Barr’s letter detailing the findings included a quote from Mueller’s report stating that Mueller’s team “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.”

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Phyllis Softa
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Well, that’s interesting. Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the MINORITY in the House perceives he has standing to request the resignation of House Committee Chairmen. Check the sign on the office door. It does not read Speaker. The 2018 election had consequences. Only one house of Congress is under the control of the White House–and it is the Senate, not the House. Nancy Pelosi did not cede her power to Trump.

James
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Agreed. Schiff should step down as well as Jerrod Nadler who has been working overtime to try and find anything to impeach Trump. Where was Nadler when #44 was making his illegal rules in the Oval Office? DACA comes to mind. #44 was authorized money to build a Wall on the Southern border – didn’t happen. #44 covertly sent billions of taxpayer dollars to his fellow Muslims in the terrorist organization – Muslim Brotherhood – to unseat a democratically elected president. Drain that SWAMP.

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