Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) a “very weak leader” on Sunday. Schiff also said that he expected “chaos” to ensue after the Republicans gained control of the House in the next Congress.
This statement was made during an interview with co-anchor Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week.” During his appearance, Schiff also said McCarthy would likely follow the direction set by Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). He added that he would most likely follow the “wishes of the lowest common denominator”. He continued to talk about McCarthy’s plan to move Schiff from the Intelligence committee.
Schiff also noted that was the plan in general and that the GOP was looking to remove all the members from the committees. According to Schiff under Republican leadership, there will be “chaos” in part because the “crazy caucus” has increased within the GOP.
This will be the first time that Republicans will manage to gain control of the lower chamber since 2018.
Schiff on Sunday also noted that the Biden administration was willing to comply with any subpoenas issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee. This follows Rep. James Comer’s (R-Ky.) announcement that the committee will focus its investigations on Hunter Biden’s business dealings, Dr. Anthony Fauci and key immigration issues.
Schiff said that the administration should cooperate and adhere to the law. However, that should not stop them from looking at whether the Republicans are adhering to the right procedures.