Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Republican National Committee (RNC) went after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this week over his television appearances in the year since President Trump took office, accusing him of "preening for the cameras."
The RNC released research showing Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has conducted 227 television interviews since Trump took office, with the most occurring on MSNBC and CNN. He appeared twice on Fox News in the interviews tracked by the RNC.
"Rep. Adam Schiff has used the House's Russia investigation as his big break, becoming a near constant presence on cable TV to raise his profile," the RNC asserted in a statement.
"From January 23, 2017 until February 25, 2018, Rep. Schiff, the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, participated in a whopping 227 television interviews, clocking a cumulative total of 26 hours, 4 minutes, and 10 seconds on television."
The RNC said that Schiff, who has served in Congress since 2001, participated in 111 interviews with MSNBC that lasted over 12 hours, and did 87 interviews with CNN that lasted about 11 hours.
"In comparison to his extensive television appearances, in 2017 Rep. Schiff spoke on the House floor a meager 10 times for a total of 36 minutes, and 29 seconds," the RNC said.
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