Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is shilling more crackpot Russia conspiracy theories.
This time, Schiff made a series of startling claims, the most bizarre of which is that Russians are secretly promoting the Second Amendment to subliminally influence Americans to kill each other.
“They also trumpeted the Second Amendment,” Schiff said. “Apparently, the Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment…The Russians would be thrilled if we were doing nothing but killing each other every day. And sadly, we are.”
The California lawmaker made the claims during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania — ironically, the alma mater of President Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr.
Earth to Adam Schiff: The Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) was adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. That pre-dates Vladimir Putin and Russian propaganda designed to influence the 2016 election.
Despite what Schiff thinks, it’s unlikely that our Founding Fathers promulgated the Second Amendment in anticipation that 227 years later, modern-day Russians would promote gun rights in the hopes that Americans would kill each other.
In an equally bizarre claim during his speech, Schiff said Russians are behind the Black Lives Matter movement, and said its only goal is to sow racial division. “They parroted Black Lives Matter to broaden the racial divide in this country,” he said.
What do Black Lives Matter supporters think about the fact that Schiff said their social justice movement is not real, and all it does is promote racial animus?
Schiff is still reeling after being caught lying when he claimed that releasing the House Intel Committee’s FISA memo would instantly destroy America because it would divulge top-secret information that threatens national security. That claim turned out to be totally false. There was no top-secret, classified intel in the FISA memo.
Last week, Schiff desperately tried to block the release of the four-page memo, which reportedly details widespread surveillance abuses by the Obama FBI and DOJ to spy on Donald Trump when he was a private citizen running for president against Obama ally Hillary Clinton.
Despite his breathless objections to the FISA memo being made public last week, Adam Schiff now wants to release a 10-page Democratic memo immediately. What happened to his overblown concerns about national security?