Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy swiped his former colleague and Democrat Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff for allegedly doing “everything he could” to make sure Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election.
Schiff did not stop at just helping Clinton but also did (and is doing) everything in his power to tear down President Trump. Gowdy explained to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo that Schiff has an unyielding bias, the Washington Examiner reports.
“Adam was a deeply partisan person. He did everything he could to make sure that Hillary Clinton became the next president. And he’s done everything he could since he failed at that to keep a cloud over the Trump presidency,” he said.
Bartiromo asked Gowdy about a letter recently signed by all nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee asking Schiff to resign. Gowdy said he had never seen anything like that during his time in office.
“Never seen that before,” the former South Carolina representative said via the Washington Examiner. “We had a lot of bad days the eight years I was in Congress but we never voted to remove or ask a chairperson to step down.”
Here’s more from the report:
Gowdy, who was chairman of the House Oversight Committee last term and a former member of the intelligence panel, noted that some of Republican members calling for Schiff to step down are not “bomb throwers” or “members of the crazy caucus.” He named Reps. Elise Stefanik of New York; Will Hurd of Texas, a former CIA employee; and John Ratcliffe of Texas, a former federal terrorism prosecutor.
All of the House Intelligence Committee Republicans called on Schiff to resign as chairman last week because they had “no faith” in his leadership given his repeated assertion there was “more than circumstantial evidence” that Trump colluded with Russia, even after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, according to a summary from Attorney General William Barr.
Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has Schiff’s back, Gowdy predicted that Schiff will eventually face reprisal.
“I think the next thing that’s going to happen is the different intelligence communities, the different intelligence entities are going to say, ‘You know what Chairman Schiff, if you don’t believe the information we provide to you, if you prejudge the outcome of the investigations, if you have the president of the United States not just indicted but in jail and you continue to leak like a screen door on a submarine, we’re going to quit giving you information,'” Gowdy said. “That’s when Pelosi will replace Adam Schiff with someone like Jim Himes who’s every bit as progressive, he’s just a lot smarter and a lot more reasonable.”