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Adam Schiff has a new nemesis – and she’s a rising star in the GOP
Adam Schiff has been a bully since the beginning of the impeachment hearings, setting up self-serving rules as the head of the intelligence committee, and using his gavel to suppress Trump allies.
But unlike the gutless old GOP, today’s party is ready to fight. It’s a lesson they learned from President Trump, especially during the Kavanaugh hearings.
Among Schiff’s opponents on the intelligence committee, at least one, New York Republican Elise Stefanik, has proven to be a rising star.
She’s tough, aggressive and incisive with her questioning. And she has a bulldog instinct that won’t back down and won’t let go.
This was vividly demonstrated during an exchange between Stefanik and Schiff this week.
The 35-year-old lawmaker featured prominently as tensions boiled over between lawmakers on Friday during the questioning of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., attempted to give up the remainder of his time to her. But as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel, arguing that it was not allowed under committee rules: “The gentlewoman will suspend.”
“What is the interruption for now?” she shot back.
What followed was a debate between Nunes and Schiff as to whether the Republican could offer his time to a fellow member of Congress, rather than minority counsel. Stefanik repeatedly tried to speak, only for Schiff to bang his gavel again.
“You’re gagging the young lady from New York?” Nunes laughed at one point.
“This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress,” Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was “not recognized” to speak.
The media has remained mostly silent on Schiff’s attempted gagging of Stefanik. This despite their endless histrionics about Senator Mitch McConnell’s interaction with Elizabeth Warren that resulted in the absurd “nevertheless she persisted” slogan.
Stefanik won’t be phased by the media or Schiff. She’s tough, smart, and young, only 35 years old. Unlike her fellow New York representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she’s a formidable debater and a good speaker.
This isn’t the last you’ll hear of her.
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