I was wrong when I said Liz Cheney was transforming into Nancy Pelosi. It is far more accurate to say she’s transforming into Adam Schiff — shifftifying before our eyes into Schiffty Liz.
Like Adam Schiff, Schiffty Liz spends most of her time giving interviews on CNN, MSNBC, and all the Sunday shows.
Week after week, hour after hour, Schiffty Liz is the media’s go-to source for a constant stream of teasing suggestions on how the walls are closing in on Donald Trump.
What Adam Schiff was to RussiaGate, Schiffty Liz Cheney is to InsurrectionGate.
In the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Adam Schiff did hundreds of interviews on cable news and the Sunday shows, always promising explosive “evidence” of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
He saw it, don’t you know. But he can’t reveal it because, conveniently, it was classified. But trust him, the proof is there that Donald Trump was a Russian asset under the control of the Kremlin. You’ll just have to take his word for it.
Sure, none of the so-called “evidence” ever emerged. But Adam Schiff successfully dragged it out until the 2018 midterms, and that’s all that matters. As an added benefit, he managed to secure so much TV news airtime in the process that Schiff became the Leading Man of the anti-Trump ResistanceLOL.
This is why, in my book RANT: Derangement & Resistance in MAGA Country, I described Schiff as “The Congressman from the State of TV News.”
In the first two and a half years of Trump’s presidency, Adam Schiff did 419 interviews for a cumulative 49 hours, 39 minutes, and 42 seconds of airtime.
But now, Schiffty Liz Cheney has supplanted Adam Schiff to become the media’s Leading Lady, the Grande Dame of the Anti-Trump ResistanceLOL.
And during one of her countless interviews on CNN, Cheney recently claimed that there is so much more evidence the committee has that hasn’t come up in televised hearings that “we anticipate we will share in the fall.”
You know, right before the midterm elections.
As Georgetown Law professor Jonathan Turley explained this week:
The Jan. 6 committee has made a case against Trump personally and politically. It has not done so criminally. Timing further releases to coincide with the election will do little in establishing an interest in building a criminal rather than a political case.
It isn’t as if Schiffty Liz is being subtle about it.
She also told CNN’s Kasie Hunt that the committee will be making decisions on criminal referrals. But again, you’ll have to wait until the fall (AKA right before the midterm elections).
Liz knows her political career is on life support. She knows signing on to a Democrat opposition research operation disguised as a House “investigation” has eroded her integrity and reputation. All that remains to her is the fawning attention from the ResistanceLOL on Twitter and in the corporate media.
So like Adam Schiff, Liz plays the game, teasing explosive new “evidence,” over-hyping the hearings, and kicking up the demagogic rhetoric to Spinal Tap 11 – all to keep the TV appearances and fawning press coverage flowing.
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