Trump Impeachment: Republican Rep Lee Zeldin calls impeachment proceedings a 'Schiff show' but TV closed-captioning picks it up as 'S**t show'
The line was picked up in closed-captioning. Viewers who were viewing the speech would have read the line pop up as "TOTAL S*** SHOW"
Lee Zeldin, New York's GOP representative called the impeachment a "Schiff Show" riffing on the surname of Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif while speaking on the House floor against impeachment.
According to Daily Mail, the line was picked up in closed-captioning. "It's a total Schiff Show. I urge all of my colleagues to vote no," he said, in a speech carried on live TV amid interest in the impeachment showdown. The site also added MSNBC viewers who were viewing the speech would have read the line pop up as "TOTAL S*** SHOW."
According to NBC News, the House has rules against using profanity on the floor during a debate. Schiff smiled at the remark but didn't comment on it. He chuckled and said: 'I thank the speaker, we continue to reserve the balance of our time." Daily Mail said the California Republican may have been used to the attacks now after he was constantly slammed him at the Intelligence Committee hearings. Zeldin, who frequents on Fox News accused Schiff of "cherry-picking leaks, withholding key facts, and misstating evidence." Trump too has targeted Schiff multiple times.
He even branded him "Shifty Schiff" He has previously tweeted: "So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate."
Trump becomes the third President in history to be impeached after the house voted to approve both articles of impeachment— accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
USA Today reported that every Democrat except Reps. Jefferson Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin Peterson of Minnesota voted for the first article. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine joined Van Drew and Peterson as the only Democrats to vote against the second article, obstruction of Congress. Trump, at the time of the impeachment, was live at a Christmas-themed Michigan rally.