Speaking with MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) recalled a conversation he had with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) where the Republican admitted he had blatantly lied -- then used that example to make the case that McCarthy would be dangerous if the GOP reclaimed the House in 2022 and McCarthy was handed the speaker's gavel..
Using the story of his conversation with McCarthy as a springboard, Schiff went on to explain, "You can see how duplicitous so many of my colleagues are. That conversation was in 2010, it was long before Donald Trump."
"He was really made for an hour like this when his party is led by someone who believes that the truth isn't truth and you're entitled to your own alternate facts," he continued. "In my view, there's nothing more corrosive to a democracy than the idea that there's no truth and you cannot allow someone with that little regard for the truth to get anywhere near the speaker's office."
"If Kevin McCarthy were to become speaker, then functionally, Donald Trump would become speaker, because Kevin McCarthy would do anything that Donald Trump told him to do, no matter how wrong or unethical, and we cannot allow that to happen," he continued before adding, "So, look, I think in the midterms, very much in a real, not intangible sense, democracy will be on the ballot."
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