During his opening statement at a House Intelligence Committee hearing featuring testimony from acting DNI Joseph Maguire, Rep. Adam Schiff clearly wanted those watching (and the media subsequently reporting what he said) to believe he was reading directly from the call transcript, but instead Schiff was in fact taking liberties — and lots of them:

Schiff’s reputation as one of the most shameless members of Congress remains untarnished:

Take some liberties with the truth much, Congressman Schiff?

Schiff knows the media won’t bother to “fact check” what he said. And then, nearly a half hour after his initial BS, Schiff felt compelled to point something out:

Here’s the video:

We also agree that Schiff is a parody of a congressman. But the media will continue to take him seriously.