Schiff Calls McCarthy ‘Very Week Leader,’ Predicts ‘Chaos’

California Democrat Adam Schiff made the comment Sunday, days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy fended of a marginal challenge from inside his conference to become the next chamber speaker.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member, left, and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the House Intelligence Committee chairman, listen as FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

At a glance

  • If McCarthy gets through a final floor vote in January, he will become speaker of the House.
  • “He’s a very weak leader of his conference,” Schiff said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Schiff suggested McCarthy will bend to the political whims of firebrand Georgia GOP Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, whom some consider to be unofficial leader of their conferences most conservative, MAGA-inspired caucus.
  • “It’s going to be chaos with Republican leadership,” Schiff also said.

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