Adam Schiff Calls Lindsey Graham the Leader of the GOP’s “Crackpot Caucus”
On a recent appearance on low-rated cable news outlet MSNBC, Adam “Shifty” Schiff called members of the GOP, “negative, bile-filled performance artists” and part of the Republican “crackpot caucus.”
His scathing comments were in response to host Lawrence O’Donnell’s question about what Schiff thought about Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) disturbing prediction that there would be “riots in the streets” if former President Donald Trump is criminally indicted.
“I think with Lindsey Graham, you see some signs of conscience flare up from time to time that are quickly extinguished,” Schiff quipped to host Lawrence O’Donnell.
Schiff, who currently chairs the House Intelligence Committee and serves on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attacks on the Capitol, also condemned right-wing lawmakers who have “tethered themselves” to Trump’s brand of grievance politics.
“Others,” such as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), Schiff continued, fall into his “category” of “kind of negative, bile-filled performance artists.”
Schiff noted that “happily at the moment, those are small in number in Congress.” But he stressed to O’Donnell that “there are a lot more where she came from who are running, who have won Republican primaries in very red districts, and who appeared to be poised to join the Congress.”
Schiff then lamented, “you know, it’s just a staggering turn of events in the country, but also when you take the long view and think about some of the giants who once served in the Congress – people of principle like John Lewis and so many others – and now you see sort of the crackpot caucus growing within the GOP conference. What a terrible turn of events it is for the country.”