President Trump tweeted his agreement with a call for Adam Schiff to step down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Wednesday night on FNC's "Ingraham Angle."
"Every time they have attempted a coup, there's been one common denominator: the lies and deceit of Adam Schiff," McCarthy told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. "He is now, as you know, a fact witness, and nowhere in our justice system allows a fact witness to be the prosecutor. He needs to recuse himself today, and the Speaker needs to remove him as the chairman of one of the most sensitive committees that we have -- the intel committee."
Schiff is a lying disaster for our Country. He should resign! https://t.co/ytwEy5NasJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY: He should be removed from the chairmanship of the Intel committee, and one person makes that decision, the Speaker of the House. I requested that in March. Let's walk through this.
Two years ago, he lied to the American public where he said he had truth and evidence beyond a reasonable circumstantial, and carried us through this nightmare for the last two years. He met with Michael Cohen and his staff three times, more than ten hours. He met with Glenn Simpson with Fusion GPS. And now he met with this whistleblower and lied to the American public.
Every time they have attempted a coup, there's been one common denominator: the lies and deceit of Adam Schiff.
He is now, as you know, a fact witness, and nowhere in our justice system allows a fact witness to be the prosecutor. He needs to recuse himself today, and the Speaker needs to remove him as the chairman of one of the most sensitive committees that we have -- the intel committee...
[House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] is not carrying this out in a fair process.
Every time that we’ve gone through an impeachment, we’ve had an impeachment inquiry vote on the floor of the House. Why do you have that? Because it sets up the rules and it also empowers the minority to also have subpoena rights.
Think about if you went before a trial but you couldn't call any witnesses. This is exactly what she’s working through. And you’re supposed to go through the Judiciary Committee.
No, where does she go? To Adam Schiff, the individual who has continued to lie. He lied on MSNBC, he lied last Sunday when he was asked does he know who the whistle-blower is. He lied when he didn't tell the Intel committee when he had two opportunities when he had already met. This sounds a lot like the Kavanaugh situation. the same situation is building of exactly what they’re doing here. This just shows this is all political...
I think Adam Schiff needs to tell us what did he know, when did he know it, and how many times did he lie to us in the process?
And you're going to tell me this staffer never told the chairman who he was, didn't advise in the process, and Schiff didn't advise the staffer on the direction? Because what did they tell this whistle-blower? Where to go to get an attorney. Much like the person who came forward against Kavanaugh. The exact same pattern we have found before.
Remember what they wanted to do? On the day the president was being sworn into office was the first day that the Democrats talked about impeachment in print. They voted on it three times. Twice they voted on impeaching this president before one word ever came out from the Mueller report.
This has been political for day one. And Adam Schiff has proven from this point here, he has no credibility. He has no credibility to be a chairman and he has no right to be a prosecutor in this case.