Eric Early, an outspoken lawyer known for his conservative activism, is seeking the Republican Party nomination to challenge one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal antagonists, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, in California’s 28th congressional district in the 2020 election.
Schiff is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies, including components of the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Energy.
He is among the most high-profile promoters of the Trump–Russia electoral collusion conspiracy theory that was bolstered by the since-discredited dossier compiled by former MI6 operative Christopher Steele. The former British spy was reportedly questioned by U.S. Department of Justice officials for 16 hours in June as part of an inquiry conducted by the department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, Politico reported on July 9.
Trump has called Schiff “a disgrace” and “Little pencil neck Adam Schiff.”
Early shared his contempt for Schiff in an interview with The Epoch Times.
“I’ve watched Adam Schiff lie to every one of us for two years about Russian collusion,” he said. “I’m done watching the ever-evolving disaster that is Adam Schiff.
“Schiff is a national disgrace. His sole focus has been on trying to destroy a president. I plan to hold him accountable for his misdeeds and blatant self-interest. more