Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is taking a victory lap on the news circuit over the upcoming criminal referrals from the January 6 committee to the DOJ.
However, while appearing on CBS, he did not get quite the reception that he thought he would.
Anchor Margaret Brennan left him looking like a child who just had his ice cream knocked out of his hand.
Dog and Pony Show
On the criminal referrals, Brennan asked Schiff, "Would doing that be anything more than symbolic?"
Schiff immediately became defensive, adding, "Are we going to create some suggestion by referring some that, others, there wasn't sufficient evidence, when we don't know, for example, what evidence is in the possession of the Justice Department?
"So, if we do make referrals, we want to be very careful about how we do them.
"But I think we're all certainly in agreement that there is evidence of criminality here.
"And we want to make sure that the Justice Department is aware of that."
Brennan took the wind right out of his sails, stating, "But don't we already know that?"
Then she followed up, asking, "So, what does the committee sending a referral do, other than look political?"
While Schiff scoffed at the idea of this being nothing more than a dog and pony show, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara agreed with Brennan.
Bharara stated, "It's largely symbolic because at the time we first started having this debate about a referral, it wasn't clear how far along the Justice Department was.
"Since then, the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel, as we mentioned, and they had a lot of staff they've added to the matter."
He then added, "I actually don't think it does anything for the Justice Department. I don't think it prompts them to do anything more quickly or more aggressively."
I tend to agree, and would say the same thing about the raid at Mar-a-Lago.
I have stated all along that I believe there will be indictments that come from that case as well, but I just don't see any meaningful convictions.
This entire thing was nothing more than a political move to knock Trump out of the picture, which was something that I never understood in the first place.
I have always felt that the Dems best chance to win in 2024 was to have Donald Trump run unchallenged.
I believed that he would easily win the nomination, but the election itself would be a challenge regardless of how Biden was doing solely on the fact that so many people despise Donald Trump and still have not let go of 2020.
Democrats have not only taken Trump out, for all intents and purposes, but they have done so in a way that has turned Ron DeSantis into a juggernaut if he decides to run.
A month ago, I would have bet against that but based on how rapidly Trump is falling in polling, I think it is an absolute certainty that DeSantis gets into this race after the calendar flips.
By March or April, I believe he will be in this race.
Source: The Blaze