On Sunday Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, refused to say whether he would abide by a subpoena if Republicans were to win a majority in the House of Representatives and issue one to him, Fox News informed.
Schiff, the current chair of the House Intelligence Committee, made the comments on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The legitimacy of the subpoena will need to be taken into account, according to Schiff, but he will undoubtedly consider his and the administration’s obligations to uphold the law.
Additionally, he stated that the fact that they disregarded the law is not a precedent he would hope would be widely followed and that instead, they should consider the legality or lack thereof of what they do.
Schiff asserted that Gop Reps. Kevin McCarthy, who is running for Speaker of the House, and James Comer, who will lead the House Oversight Committee going forward, do not support recent congressional investigations into matters like former President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia and the January 6 Capitol riot.
Schiff criticized McCarthy for having “no core set of beliefs” and painted a picture of McCarthy struggling to secure the 218 votes required to become speaker in response to McCarthy’s threat to expel him and other Democrats from House committees. McCarthy had threatened to have him and other Democrats removed from committees.
According to Schiff, McCarthy’s issue is not what he said about Russia; rather, the issue is that he is unable to reach 218 without Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green, Paul Gosar, and Matt Gaetz.