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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 01:42 PM

Kevin McCarthy is an 'insurrectionist in a suit and tie,' Adam Schiff says

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on Tuesday referred to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as an "insurrectionist in a suit and tie," as he slammed the House Republican leader for having "absolutely no reverence for the truth."

Schiff, a California Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee and sits on the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, told CNN's John Berman that what "angered me the most" about the US Capitol attack were these "insurrectionists in suits and ties, who were still, even after the bloody insurrection, even after all the shattered glass and the death of that day, were back on the House floor trying to overturn the election."

Asked if McCarthy is an "insurrectionist in a suit and tie," Schiff replied, "Absolutely, absolutely."

"Unlike those people climbing outside the building, they knew it was a lie. The true believers were out there attacking the building. But inside the chamber, my Republican colleagues know it is a big lie," Schiff said of the false claims that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kevin-mccarthy-is-an-insurrectionist-in-a-suit-and-tie-adam-schiff-says/ar-AAPqcJb

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Reply Kevin McCarthy is an 'insurrectionist in a suit and tie,' Adam Schiff says (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 12 OP
Stuart G Oct 12 #1
mahina Oct 12 #2
dalton99a Oct 12 #3
calimary Oct 12 #4
Champp Oct 12 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 12 #6
Chin music Oct 12 #11
spanone Oct 12 #7
NQAS Oct 12 #8
2Gingersnaps Oct 12 #9
dchill Oct 12 #10
traitorsgalore Oct 12 #12
electric_blue68 Oct 12 #13
Ford_Prefect Oct 12 #14

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. Thank You for posting...K and R..

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 02:05 PM

2. Love this man.

I hope his book breaks the charts. Hes the best of us

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 02:06 PM

3. Kick

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 02:22 PM

4. I love Adam Schiff!

Wish HE could be on the road to the Speakership.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 02:25 PM

5. Republicans will be remembered in history as foul and dangerous liars

who pissed all over America and American democracy.

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Response to Champp (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 03:12 PM

6. It depends on if the GQP voter suppression efforts create a permanent Republican majority.

The victors get to write our history. I'm pretty sure T**** will be portrayed as the greatest president ever, a leader who tirelessly fought against the radical socialists who stole his victory. The January 6th insurrectionists will be hailed as "patriots."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 03:13 PM

7. he's actually worse....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 03:19 PM

8. I've said this before

This is one of the cruxes of the problem. The insurrectionists - terrorists, nihilists, traitors - look just like most of the rest of us. They are mostly white & middle-aged. They look like us, or like you parents. Many of them are pretty well-educated, and many of them own companies or are otherwise more of less gainfully employed. They may sound like your crazy uncle that you once a year at Thanksgiving, and you kind of write him off as your mom's nutty brother. As Schiff observes, they wear suits and ties, and they have lawyers who write briefs that they believe gives them the approval and rights to behave like absolute nutjobs.

Many have made these mistakes before. Bernie Madoff comes to mind. He looked just like his marks, which allowed him to steal billions. Junk bond guy, Michael Miliken, did the same thing. Cults rope people in because their leaders look like them and whose messages resonate. Jim Jones got almost 1,000 people to murder and commit suicide. Okay, he may not have looked like his followers, but he had the right message at the right time.

I think that's why the sentences are light. The prosecutors look at these men and women, and they look like them. Traitors? No way. Terrorists? Too white. Crazy? Well, they're kind of like my nutty uncle, and he's harmless.

We are setting ourselves up for more attacks as long as we remain unable to break out of this mentality.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:19 PM

9. To the same degree as Mike Pence.

"Thank you Sir, might I have another?" Kevin Bacon-Animal House

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 04:21 PM

10. K&R!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 07:53 PM

12. I'm glad they're finally calling them traitors

At least the words are being used publicly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 08:05 PM

13. Ooo, I missed this! Good on you, Rep Schiff.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 08:15 PM

14. Kevin was in on the deal. He just didn't know it was for his head, too.

Up until they were hiding in the cloakroom or the fallout shelter he thought it was about scaring the Democrats. He's a schmuck and needs to respond to a warrant. The evidence is there in his phone logs from Jan 3, 4, and 5.

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