During a recent debate for the U.S. senatorial election in California, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) faced a humiliating moment when he was silenced by his Republican rival, Steve Garvey. Schiff, who is vying for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), is competing against Garvey, a former MLB All-Star, as well as two other prominent Democrats, Reps.
Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Katie Porter (D-CA). The incident occurred during a debate among the four candidates, where Schiff delivered a speech advocating for the protection of reproductive freedoms and the preservation of democracy. However, his attempt to criticize Garvey’s stance on abortion backfired, leaving him momentarily speechless.
“I think you’ve been censured for lying,” Garvey stated bluntly to Schiff.
After an interlude, Schiff replied by attacking President Donald Trump, saying:
“I was just called a liar by Mr. Garvey,” Schiff said.
“Mr. Garvey, I was censured for standing up to a corrupt president,” he falsely claimed.
“And you know something? I would do it all over again.
“Because that corrupt president, that president has been indicted with 91 felony counts, that president that you won’t refuse to support.
“Yeah, he’s a danger, and I will stand up to him and (former House Speaker) Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan and any of those MAGA enablers of his in the Congress.
“The reason why our democracy is in trouble is because folks don’t have the courage to stand up when they need to.”
after Schiff finished, Garvey delivered a one-liner for the ages:
“Sir, you lied to 300 million people and you can’t take that back,” Garvey casually fired off.
In June of last year, Adam Schiff was officially censured.
The resolution declared “the allegation that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election has been revealed as false by numerous in-depth investigations.”
It then followed up by explaining Schiff had betrayed the trust of the public:
“Representative Schiff abused this trust by alleging he had evidence of collusion that, as is clear from reports by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Special Counsel Durham, never existed,” the resolution continued.
“… for years, Representative Schiff has spread false accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia” and had “ behaved dishonestly and dishonorably on many other occasions, including by publicly, falsely denying that his staff communicated with a whistleblower to launch the first impeachment of President Trump.”
“Representative Schiff hindered the ability of the Intelligence Committee to fulfill its oversight responsibilities over the Intelligence Community, an indispensable pillar of our national security” and had “misled the American people and brought disrepute upon the House of Representatives,” the resolution asserted.