Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, has been in the news a lot lately thanks to Congress' investigations into Russia's alleged meddling in last year's presidential election.
Schiff has used his newfound spotlight to make several political statements in recent weeks. On Friday, he took to Twitter to blast President Donald Trump for attempting to "tear down" the progress former President Barack Obama made on health care. During the process, Schiff claimed that the Obama administration was "seven remarkable years without scandal."
"After seven remarkable years of a President without scandal and millions of newly insured, this is finally their chance to tear it all down," Schiff tweeted, quoting a tweet from Trump about Friday's vote on the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
After seven remarkable years of a President without scandal and millions of newly insured, this is finally their ch… https://t.co/ITRWVXFbT8— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1490362100.0
However, facts stand in Schiff's way. On Obamacare, Democrats rammed it through Congress without a single Republican vote, even using budget reconciliation to bypass the 60 votes it needed in the Senate. In addition, scandal after scandal plagued the Obama administration, including: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, NSA spying, Iran nuclear deal, Veterans Affair's scandal, Hillary Clinton's email scandal, just to name a few.
And Twitter did not let Schiff's "incredulous" claim make it past them:
@RepAdamSchiff It's incredulous U would make that statement, given the documented 600+ obama scandals! A party in trauma mode!— Angelo Cerrone (@Angelo Cerrone) 1490369590.0
@RepAdamSchiff This tweet reveals what a hypocritical liar & partisan zealot Schiff is. The Clinton scandals alone are the biggest in the nation's history.— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) March 24, 2017
Here's the media's new favorite Democrat saying that there was never a scandal under the Obama admin. LOL https://t.co/h87bZXFLMf— RBe (@RBe) 1490369430.0
@RepAdamSchiff Benghazi ,IRS targeting ,Fast & Furious ,Private EMail server,Spying on a Presidential Campaign.Where have you been?— Adam Kunda (@seadawg14) March 24, 2017
@RepAdamSchiff You are an Obama shill! No scandal's? Worst administration in history! It is about to all come out. Watergate doesn't compare— TheWarden (@usplaymoney) March 24, 2017
@RepAdamSchiff guess you slept through Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Iran Deal, VA deaths, NSA spying....— Gary Carlo (@GaryACarlo) March 24, 2017
@RepAdamSchiff without scandal!!!???where have you been these 7 years? I owned a biz these last 7 and it was miserable under DEMS. Drain it!— Sean Bair (@seanbair) March 24, 2017
@RepAdamSchiff Obama had plenty of scandal but the MSM didn't make them public. Americans aren't stupid. Shame in u— Laura Stolmeier (@stolmeier) March 24, 2017
@RepAdamSchiff I'm genuinely curious what you would call IRS targeting conservatives; Fast & Furious; VA inefficiency; spying on reporters?— Sarah 🍀uinlan (@sarahmquinlan) March 24, 2017
Needless to say, the Obama administration was not without scandal.