Schiff: Republicans Who Signed on to TX Lawsuit a ‘Danger to the Country’

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House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Friday on MSNBC’s “All In” that Republican lawmakers and attorneys general who signed on to the Texas lawsuit to contest the presidential election results of four battleground states were all “a danger to the country” because they only care about “perpetuation of their power.”

When asked about the Supreme Court rejecting the Texas lawsuit, Schiff said, “What it was is, essentially, an effort to overturn our democracy, dressed up in shabby, legal clothing. So, I don’t think the Supreme Court had to work very hard to reach the conclusion it did. What I find, frankly, so astonishing is that the lawsuit was filed, to begin with, and that so many of my colleagues in the GOP, including Kevin McCarthy, would lend their names to this effort to overturn our presidential election. And it makes you wonder, what do these people stand for? I mean, all the things they profess to believe in, all of the Constitutional oaths they took, apparently, are just meaningless to them. The only thing that, apparently, matters is perpetuation of their power. And that is just a such a danger to the country. And I don’t think we can write it off that, well, you know, they knew this would fail. It was a face-saving gesture. We’ve heard enough of that. The damage they’re doing continues to be long-lasting.”

He added, “It’s like they’re stabbing the body politic but saying we’re not aiming for vital organs. They’re doing injury to the country, as it is. Right now, they are creating a permanent set of aggrieved Americans who feel the election was stolen from them. That is lasting damage. Whether they win or lose this lawsuit, whether they expected to lose it or not, these continuing, false claims about the election, this continuing fallacy that, somehow, millions voted improperly. It’s nonsense.”