Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) posted a TikTok video after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) removed him from the Intelligence Committee.
“We knew it would be bad when the Republicans took over, but it’s far worse than we expected,” the former Intelligence Committee chairman said Wednesday in his video. “But I can promise you this: this is not the end of my fight for our democracy; this is just the beginning.”
Fox News further reported:
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff took to TikTok — an app closely tied to the Chinese Communist Party — to denounce Republicans and ask for donations after he was booted from the Intelligence Committee Tuesday.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ejected Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, citing national security concerns.
“Today Kevin McCarthy removed me from the House Intelligence Committee,” Schiff told his fans on TikTok in his first-ever video posted to the app.
“All for doing my job holding Trump accountable and standing up to the extreme MAGA Republicans,” Schiff said on one of the most popular apps in the U.S.
Many Twitter users pointed out the apparent hypocrisy of complaining about losing access to sensitive national intelligence data on TikTok, an app that at least 30 states have banned from government devices for spyware concerns, according to The Daily Signal.
“First thing Adam Schiff does once he gets as removed from the Intel committee was post a video asking for money on a Chinese Communist Party spyware and propaganda platform,” Sen. Ted Cruz advisor Steve Guest said.
“Too rich,” Guest added.
RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway also responded to the news, writing that TikTok probably wasn’t the best place for Schiff to air his grievances. “He’s so invested in America’s national security he’s… whining about it on a Chinese espionage site.”
Daily Caller editor Rebecca Downs asked why Schiff had to post a response from TikTok, specifically. “Oh dear God. Of all the dumb dumb dumb things to say/ways to respond. He had to do this from TikTok?!? China is laughing at us, but what else is new.”
Mediaite reporter Isaac Schorr riffed on Schiff’s TikTok influencer style delivery. “Adults in Congressman Schiff’s life: Please keep him apprised of the very public national security concerns around the app he’s talking at like a 23-year-old influencer.”
His colleague, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, was also removed from the committee by McCarthy and has come under fire for allegations that he had an affair with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang.
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