Adam Schiff Robbed In San Francisco Just Before Attending a Fund Raising Dinner

In a hilarious and karmic turn of events, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) fell victim to a car theft in San Francisco on Thursday, just before he was due to attend a dinner with affluent supporters of his Senate campaign.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the thieves made off with Schiff’s luggage, including his clothing, forcing him to arrive at the event without a suit.

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“Yes, they took my bags,” Schiff confirmed to the Chronicle when questioned about the theft, which occurred in a downtown San Francisco parking garage. “But I’m here to thank Joe,” he added, referring to lawyer Joe Cotchett, a prominent backer of Schiff’s Senate bid against Republican candidate Steve Garvey. The race is set to determine the successor to the late Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Cotchett expressed his admiration for Schiff following the dinner at Ristorante Rocca, an Italian eatery in Burlingame. “Adam really showed himself tonight,” Cotchett remarked. “He’ll be a great senator — he’s going to change the Senate tremendously.”

Lee Houskeeper, Cotchett’s press agent, quipped to the Chronicle, “I guess it’s ‘Welcome to San Francisco.'”

He humorously suggested that Schiff could perhaps go shopping for new suits with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who is well-acquainted with the city’s finest clothing establishments.

The robbery incident comes amidst a wave of crime that has plagued San Francisco in recent years, following the city’s decision to defund the police in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

In July 2020, Mayor London Breed announced plans to redirect $100 million from the San Francisco Police Department to social justice programs.

However, Breed later reversed her stance on defunding the police, acknowledging in December 2021 that the city needed to adopt a tougher approach to crime.

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“It’s time that the reign of criminals who are destroying our city, it is time for it to come to an end,” Breed declared. “And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with the changes in our policies, and less tolerant of all the bulls\*\*t that has destroyed our city, we are going to turn this around.”