Famous and influential American attorney Laurence Tribe is defending fellow Harvard Law graduate Adam Schiff from an attack by MAGA Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, who has filed a motion to expel Rep. Schiff, a California Democrat, from the House of Representatives.
Tribe is vituperative in backing Schiff and excoriating his enemies, writing that the effort to expel Schiff “is too stupid and sick for words.”
Tribe lambastes Schiff’s political opponents, saying that the GOP congress members “attacking him, taken together, have less brains and heart among them than he has in his little finger. It’d be a joke if it weren’t so evil and dangerous.”
Trying to expel @RepAdamSchiff is too stupid and sick for words. Those attacking him, taken together, have less brains and heart among them than he has in his little finger. It’d be a joke if it weren’t so evil and dangerous. https://t.co/GQuNut6z9y— Laurence Tribe 🇺🇦 ⚖️ (@tribelaw) May 18, 2023
Tribe’s influence particularly in the area of American Constitutional Law is unmatched. His biography at Harvard, from which he graduated summa cum laude in mathematics before entering the law school, attests to his deep knowledge and influence in constitutional law, reading in part:
[Tribe’s] treatise, American Constitutional Law, [has been]cited more than any other legal text since 1950. Former Solicitor General Erwin Griswold wrote: “No book, and no lawyer not on the [Supreme] Court, has ever had a greater influence on the development of American constitutional law,” and the Northwestern Law Review opined that no one else “in American history has… simultaneously achieved Tribe’s preeminence… as a practitioner and… scholar of constitutional law.”
Rep. Luna’s allegation that Schiff lied and wasted taxpayer money relies on a MAGA-held belief that Special Counsel John Durham’s report disproved all allegations arising in the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation of Russian election meddling. Schiff and others have a different interpretation of Durham’s findings, which were four years in the making.
The Durham investigation was flawed from the start.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 16, 2023
It began for a political purpose – to satisfy Trump. It resulted in two spectacular failures at trial. And ended with nothing to show for four years of effort.
Bottom line: FBI had a good reason to investigate – Durham didn’t. pic.twitter.com/kK8sBddGVf