On ABC’s This Week, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) broke down how the Republican propaganda machine works and said that the only way to stop Trump is to throw the Republican bums in Congress out of office.
RADDATZ: — they use James Clapper, who we — who we listened to a little earlier, James Clapper this week said they were spying on — a term I don’t particularly like, but on what the Russians were doing. So we’re back to that word, spy.
SCHIFF: Yes. Well, they put this out there, and then they say well now that it’s out there, we need to investigate it. Even Senator Rubio this morning saying well, we should look in and find out if this is true. But this is part of the propaganda machine, let’s spread a completely fallacious story and then let’s say that it needs to be investigated and give it a life of it’s own. And —
RADDATZ: But it is resonating. Just quickly, how do you counter that?
ADAM SCHIFF: Well, the broad question is how do you counter a president who repeats falsehood after falsehood after falsehood, that has the bully pulpit of the presidency to do it and has allies in Congress who are willing to support that. And Martha, at the end of the day, there’s only one remedy for that and that is you need to throw the bums out. As long as there’s a majority in Congress that is willing to do this president’s will and as long as we have a deeply unethical president, there’s only one remedy.
And that is to change the Congress and to let the investigation go on. And that’s what we need to try to fight to do.
Adam Schiff was correct. The only way to stop Trump is to get rid of his enables. Take the people who are obstructing and attempting to discredit the Russia investigation out of the majority. As long as Trump has his protectors working for him in the House, there is going to be a constant propaganda war. If Democrats take back the House of Representatives, Trump will no longer be able to turn his conspiracies into investigations.
House Republicans are a big part of Trump’s Russia cover-up, and voters who want to stop Trump need to vote for Democrats this November.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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