Schiff: McCarthy a ‘very weak leader’ of the Republican conference

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is a “very weak leader” of the GOP conference and predicted “chaos” when Republicans take control of the House. next year.

“He’s a very weak leader of his conference,” Schiff told co-anchor Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week,” saying McCarthy will follow Rep. Majority Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) direction.

“He will stick to the wishes of the lowest common denominator,” Schiff added when asked about McCarthy’s plan to remove the California Democrat from the intelligence committee. “And if the lowest common denominator wants to remove people from committees … that’s what they’re going to do.”

“It’s going to be chaos with Republican leadership,” Schiff predicted.

“Unfortunately, this kind of crazy caucus has grown among Republicans.”

Republicans were predicted to gain majority control of the lower chamber for the first time since 2018, after The Associated Press last week called a California race in favor of incumbent Rep. Mike Garcia (R).

Schiff also said Sunday that the Biden administration should comply with subpoenas and cooperate with the House Oversight and Reform Committee after Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said last week that the committee will focus its investigations on President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. , Dr. Anthony Fauci and issues of immigration in this country.

“They should cooperate with appropriate oversight,” Schiff said. “Now they should follow the law, and that means complying with subpoenas, but they’re going to have to analyze whether the Republicans are following proper procedures.”

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