(TheConservativeNews.org) – Outgoing U.S. House Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has lost a lot. He lost his committee assignments, his party lost the House majority, but the biggest thing he lost was his credibility. He constantly lied about illegal immigration and former President Donald Trump via the Russia hoax and more.
Schiff has come under fire numerous times in recent weeks for his actions when he was sitting on the powerful House Intelligence Committee the last few years.
Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo accused Schiff of leaking classified information frequently and called on the Democrat lawmaker to no longer have access to it.
“During my time as CIA director and secretary of state, I know that he leaked classified information that had been provided to him. But I could tell you that when we provided information to him and to his staff, it ended up in places it shouldn’t have been with alarming regularity. We could see it. In the end, I decided I held back information from them as a result,” Pompeo said.
Now he will be running for U.S. Senate in California to replace outgoing Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) seat.
Last week, Schiff was hit with an ethics complaint over a campaign video he put together as he launched his bid for the U.S. Senate.
The video features a clip of Schiff presenting his case on the U.S. Senate floor for then-President Donald Trump’s second impeachment, which, according to the watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, is a violation of congressional rules.
“Federal law states that ‘appropriations shall be applied only to the objects for which the appropriations were made except as otherwise provided by law,’” FACT wrote in a letter to the House Ethics Committee. “To enforce this law, the ethics rules prohibit Members from using any official resource for campaign or political purposes.
“‘Official resources’ includes anything funded by taxpayers, such as a Member’s official website, social media accounts, and photographs and video from the House or Senate floor. To make it abundantly clear, both the House ethics rules and Senate rules specifically identify Congressional video of floor proceedings as official resources that Members are prohibited from using for political purposes,” the letter continued.
“Simply put, under the House ethics rules, a Member is prohibited from using either House or Senate photographs or video because both are official government resources. This includes any photograph or video footage of floor proceedings even if it was reposted from a third-party source, i.e. another website or news organization. As the Ethics Committee has stated, ‘Members may not re-use an image of a floor proceeding published by a third-party, if the Member could not use that image in the first instance,’” FACT noted further, adding: “Adam Schiff thought that leading the charge on impeaching Donald Trump would be his golden ticket to the Senate.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson reminded everyone last month about Schiff pushing the “elaborate and intentional” Russia hoax that alleged that President Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to help him win the 2016 presidential election.
Carlson said that Schiff should resign, especially given he claimed he had seen evidence proving Trump colluded with Russia.
Schiff, for his part, is not planning to resign.