Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff was among the first members of Congress to claim that Russia “hacked the election” and to accuse Trump of colluding with that country to defeat Hillary Clinton. Those talking points have now evolved downward, and these days Schiff will grasp any impeachment straw he can. This story about Trump has given Schiff another thin straw to grab:
News w/ @BresPolitico: Trump personally interviewed two candidates for U.S. attorney jobs in New York: https://t.co/vdJsffQxxj
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 19, 2017
Cue the congressional Resistance:
One day at a time, one brick at a time, Trump dismantles our system of checks and balances while a cowed GOP watches on, horrified but mute. https://t.co/qB1ZvyJ5F8
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 20, 2017
Oh really? Schiff’s tweet caused a lot of alarm (as it was intended to do), but reality as usual sets in eventually:
U.S. Attorneys are part of the executive branch. "Checks and balances"? https://t.co/2t62Y3p3Ak
— Mo-chiavelli (@molratty) October 21, 2017
Hey @RepAdamSchiff, US attorneys are executive branch. Might wanna brush up on your civics. Til then, please STFU. #Desist https://t.co/4Dd441Fbmq
— SNITFIT (@Snitfit) October 21, 2017
Another Democrat fails civics!
@RepAdamSchiff needs a 1L refresher. It'll be fun! Who wouldn't want to go back.
— Carolyn Van Tine (@Ccvantine) October 21, 2017
The Democrats weren’t nearly as alarmed in 2009 when then-Attorney General Eric Holder indicated that President Obama was involved in the personal selection of U.S. attorneys:
“I expect that we’ll have an announcement in the next couple of weeks with regard to our first batch of U.S attorneys,” Holder said Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing which stretched out over most of the day due to breaks for members’ votes. “One of the things that we didn’t want to do was to disrupt the continuity of the offices and pull people out of positions where we thought there might be a danger that that might have on the continuity–the effectiveness of the offices.But…elections matter–it is our intention to have the U.S. Attorneys that are selected by President Obama in place as quickly as they can.”
Schiff’s tweet has been “checked and balanced.”
It’s 3rd grade Civics that always gets em!
— Darya?? (@USAkidsFirst) October 21, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff: Can you believe what Trump tweeted on the 1st Amendment? Also Rep. Adam Schiff: OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED RIGHT NOW!
REALLY? Rep. Adam Schiff’s latest Trump/Russia spin overheats BS detectors
WHOOPS! Biden meant to say ‘I applaud Canada’ but instead named a different country
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