Did Rep. Elise Stefanik angrily call Rep. Adam Schiff a "lying son of a bitch" during a meeting in Congress? No, that's not true: This post has a clickbait headline apparently to draw attention to a Facebook page. In only a portion of the video in this post, Stefanik criticized Schiff during her remarks over a whistleblower in a 2019 meeting. She never used the phrase "son of a bitch" in referring to Schiff.
The claim appeared in a Facebook post published on September 12, 2022. The title of the post, which included a video, read:
'You 𝐋𝐘𝐈𝐍𝐆 Son 𝐎𝐅 𝐀 𝐁-𝐓𝐂𝐇' Elise Stefanik 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐬 Up And 𝐒𝐇𝐔𝐓𝐃𝐎𝐖𝐍 Schiff 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Sept 16 16:30:57 2022 UTC)
In the first portion of the video, the footage shows Stefanik criticizing Schiff over a dispute concerning the appearance of a whistleblower in a Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence meeting on November 15, 2019. The rest of the video displays Rep. Chip Roy during an unrelated meeting and then Stefanik at a press conference about immigration policies. At the press conference, Stefanick does not mention Schiff.
During the 13-minute, 27-second video of her remarks, Stefanik never refers to Schiff using any profanity. At the time of writing, a search of Google News produced no stories about "Rep. Elise Stefanik Calling Out Adam Schiff."
This is not the first time Lead Stories has reported on political clickbait headlines in social media posts. Similar fact checks can be found here and here.