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June 04, 2024

WATCH: Rep. Schiff Debunks House GOP Lies During Hearing with Attorney General Garland

Washington, D.C.— Today, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) debunked House Republicans' false claims about a two-tiered justice system after former President Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts in a hush money criminal case. Rep. Schiff also called out Republicans' continued support for a convicted felon.

Watch the full video of Schiff’s remarks HERE.

Key Excerpts:

Schiff on Chairman Jordan’s Sham Hearing:

[...] But of course, the Chairman's real problem is that justice remains no respecter of persons. That you can be the former president of the United States, but if you commit crimes, you'll be held responsible. That's his problem. That's the problem of all my Republican colleagues right now and that is they're about to nominate a convicted felon and they don't know how to cope with that. They don't know how to cope with the justice system that in fact treats Donald Trump the same as it would any other citizen. And so they have to push these conspiracy theories that they know are patently false.”

On Schiff Debunking the House GOP’s lies About Trump’s Trial and Conviction:

Schiff: So, let me just ask some basic questions about this phony conspiracy theory. Did you appoint Alvin Bragg to be Manhattan DA?

Garland: No. 
Schiff: Of course not. He's elected. Did you select the jury in that case?

Garland: The judge selected the jury.

Schiff: Well, did you select the judge in that case?

Garland: No. 

Schiff:  Of course not. The judge was randomly selected. Did you select the jury in that case?

Garland: No. 

Schiff: The jury was actually selected by Donald Trump and his attorneys. Did you reach a verdict in that case?

Garland: No.

Schiff: Did you instruct the jury in that case?

Garland: No.

Schiff: Did you tell the prosecutor what charges to bring in that case?

Garland: No.