Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Rep. Adam Schiff of lying when he said at yesterday’s impeachment hearing that he did not know the identity of the whistleblower:
McCarthy repeatedly argued that Schiff knows who the whistleblower is and met with him. Schiff says this isn't true. A reporter follows up and asks if McCarthy can just say it plainly. Does he think Schiff is lying? "Yes."
— Addy Baird (@addysue) November 14, 2019
McCarthy on if he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is lying:
Yes. And I don’t think it’s the first time either
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 14, 2019
👀 McCarthy says in his remarks that Schiff knows identity of whistleblower, which Schiff specifically said yesterday he *did not.*
Asked whether he believes Schiff is lying, McCarthy says “yes.” pic.twitter.com/pCWj3uID4G
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) November 14, 2019
Rep. McCarthy just reiterated that Schiff and his staff met with the whistleblower.
Schiff said multiple times in his hearing yesterday that he doesn't know the identity.
McCarthy confirms he thinks Schiff is lying
— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) November 14, 2019
More from Rep. McCarthy’s presser here:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Republicans on the Intelligence Committee did a "great job" during yesterday's hearing: "With poise and purpose, they brought forth the truth out to the public after weeks of Adam Schiff keeping them in the dark." https://t.co/0430S1leY1 pic.twitter.com/diEBe4HJOe
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 14, 2019