Schiff considers not complying with GOP subpoena

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he would have to consider a GOP subpoena before deciding whether he would comply with it.

Schiff made the comment during a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with anchor Dana Bash.

The background

“Comer doesn’t believe in the Russia investigation, in the Ukraine investigation, he doesn’t believe in the investigation of January 6th. Why? Because those are investigations of the serial abuse of power by Donald Trump,” Schiff said regarding Republican Rep. James Comer.

“Comer and Jordan and McCarthy will do nothing but carry Donald Trump’s water. Someone who is sitting down for dinner with anti-semites, who is sitting down for dinner with bigots who won’t condemn them,” he continued. “This is who they’re making common cause with. They will do and say what they need to do.”

The comments

The congressman was bold in his answer regarding a potential GOP subpoena he could face when Republicans take power in the House in January.

“We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena. I would certainly view my obligation, the administration’s obligation to follow the law and the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed,” Schiff responded.

“We’ll have to look at the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy of what they do,” he added.

Schiff also addressed the work of the House Jan. 6 committee during the interview, saying he hopes the final outcome will include a “full accounting” of what occurred that day.

The diverse interview appeared to attack several issues in a preemptive move against the upcoming Republican takeover of Congress.

Democrats have already recognized plans for a new House minority leader, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY), with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stepping down from her leadership role while remaining in Congress.

The next two years are likely to include several investigations, including the pandemic, the FBI, and Hunter Biden.