Trump Nemesis Adam Schiff Vies for Control of House Democrats Post-Pelosi
One of my favorite things about the Donald Trump era of American politics has been the fact that his enemies are such clownish buffoons. He’s been really lucky that way. When Congressmen Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) are the forces arrayed against you, count yourself blessed!
At this point, it appears that Donald Trump is destined to be reelected in 2024. (That’s still a long way off, though, and anything can happen.) One major change that’s coming, however, is that Trump or whoever the next Republican president is will be squaring off against a new Democrat House leader.
Nancy Pelosi is now a bazillion years old. She first entered political office the year that Ronald Reagan was elected president. She’s old and appears to have a bad drinking problem, so the buzz around the Capitol is that she’ll be stepping back from her leadership position after this year.
She’s also battling a tough personal scandal right now. Her husband Paul Pelosi was arrested on a drunk driving charge a few weeks ago in California. The Pelosi’s are desperately trying to cover up the fact that Paul Pelosi was not alone in his Porsche on the night that he drove it into a fence. Nancy was in Rhode Island at the time. Oops. So… who was Paul’s companion that night?
With Pelosi stepping back, someone else will need to step forward to be the new leader of the House Democrats. And right now, Shifty Adam Schiff is vying for the job. He’s been dropping hints around the Capitol that he should be the new minority leader or House Speaker once Pelosi moves out of the way. It sounds like the response to Schiff so far among Democrats has been lukewarm. However, Schiff could take control of the party if he manages to up his fundraising game a bit more.
Schiff has been one of my favorite Congressmen to mock over the years, because of his blinding and yet weirdly ineffective and incompetent hatred for Donald Trump. He was once duped by Russian radio pranksters who convinced him that they had nude pictures of Trump. Schiff really wanted those pictures!
Adam Schiff is married and a parent, but photos surfaced of him a few years ago partying at notorious Democrat financier and now imprisoned murderer Ed Buck’s Hollywood home. The Department of Justice suppressed those photos, but they were supposedly pretty bad. Ed Buck was finally convicted on murder charges for drugging homeless gay black men and then doing unspeakable things to them when they were passed out. Two young gay black men died of drug overdoses in Buck’s Hollywood apartment, and Schiff was allegedly there for at least one of those parties. Buck used to be Schiff’s biggest donor and was also a huge financial supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Schiff also became notorious when chairing the House Intelligence Committee, when he endlessly claimed that he had evidence of Donald Trump colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election. Any day now! It’s coming! Just wait for the evidence! It’s sort of right here in plain sight! Or something.
But my favorite Adam Schiff-ism will always be the day that he lost a footrace to Jerrold Nadler on the House floor. It was during the first fake impeachment trial of Donald Trump. When it came time for the Democrats’ impeachment team leader to make their closing remarks in the trial, it was Schiff’s moment to shine. He’d be the last person on TV for this historic trial, making the case that Donald Trump should be removed from office.
Then Jerrold Nadler made a break for the microphone. If you’ve seen Jerrold Nadler, he’s three feet tall and weighs about 700 pounds. Not exactly the worst opponent you could draw in a footrace.
When Schiff realized his thunder was about to be stolen by his not-so-swift or surefooted teammate, he started calling out on the House floor, “Jerry! Jerry? Jeeeerrrry?!”
Too late, Pencil-neck! Nadler beat him to the microphone and went down in history as the person who delivered the closing remarks at Trump’s impeachment. It was hilarious!
As for the possibility of Adam Schiff one day become the Speaker of the House, he could do it. He lives in a wealthy congressional district (Burbank, CA). The Speakership is a bought-and-paid-for position based on who raises the most money for their party, as are all of the committee chairmanships.
However, Schiff will have some catching up to do. Right now, based on the money they’re able to raise, the next leader of the Democrat Party is most likely to be… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Too bad for Shifty Schiff. Looks like he’s going to be beaten to the microphone again.