Adam Schiff went on The View and tried to defend the Democrats multiple debacles and failed badly. He tried to say Trump didn’t have the authority for the Iran strike forgetting that as of now the bold move changed the game in the Middle East.
“I don’t think the evidence, the intelligence, justifies the targeted killing of a loathsome, and yes, bloodthirsty person but justified the targeting killing of Soleimani if it was going to increase the risk to Americans,” he said.
He weakly tried to say the polls are with the Dems on impeachment:
“If you’re going to look at the poll numbers,” he said, “what you’ll see over the last three months is the country moving from a majority of Americans believing that we shouldn’t even have an impeachment investigation to overwhelming support for the investigation and a majority, although a narrow majority, of Americans saying that the Senate should convict and remove the president from office. So that’s been a pretty substantial change.”
“In terms of what impact it will have in November, I really can’t say,” Schiff added. “That’s not a question, frankly, I’ve been asking myself because I don’t think that’s my role. I think we in the House had to determine is this the right thing to do, is this the constitutionally required thing to do.”
“What convinced me, Meghan — and you may recall I was not eager to go down the road to impeachment — is when the president committed this latest and most egregious misconduct, the shakedown of the Ukrainian president, withheld military support to an ally at war and was on the phone literally a day after Bob Mueller testified, the day after the president believed he had escaped accountability for the first foreign interference to help his election, he was back at it again,” Schiff added.
“That told me that he believes he is above the law, unaccountable, and we needed to move forward. Even if the Senate won’t do their constitutional duty, we in the House need to do ours.”
“But more important, I don’t think it’s a question of, say what you will about the Constitution,” Schiff droned on.
“I think it is our duty to uphold the Constitution, and if we allow a president to behave like this, if we allow a president, this president or any other, to seek foreign help, to coerce foreign help in a U.S. election, if we let a president obstruct any investigation into their own wrongdoing, that is going to have enormous repercussions. We’re going to have to expect a far greater degree of corruption and malfeasance not only with this president but any in the future. There’s a lot at stake here and if it means that senators are off the campaign trial for a couple more weeks, I think it’s worth the trade.”
Then when asked if he would testify in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial if he was subpoenaed, Adam got cold feet and gave up the game and basically refused:
“I’m not a fact witness so other than mollifying the president, I’m not sure why the Senate would call me or Nancy Pelosi as a witness,” Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on honoring a subpoena.
NEW: "I'm not a fact witness so other than mollifying the president, I'm not sure why the Senate would call me or Nancy Pelosi as a witness," Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tells @TheView when asked if he would testify if he was subpoenaed. https://t.co/8PwucnWpWi pic.twitter.com/HJI9ZCnnQa
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