Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that the people who are telling Democrats to wait on impeachment are really arguing that Trump should be allowed to cheat in the 2020 election.
On Tuesday as House Democrats made the formal announcement of articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff gave a perfectly accurate rebuttal to the plea that Democrats should “just wait” on impeachment, saying that those who argue “just wait” are actually arguing ‘just let him cheat in one more election’ and ‘let him have foreign help just one more time.’
Democrats Will Not Allow Trump To Cheat In 2020
Chairman Schiff said:
Some say why don’t you just wait. Why don’t you just wait until you get the witnesses that the White House refuses to produce? Why not just wait until you get the documents that the white house refuses to turn over, and people should understand what that argument really means. It has taken us eight months to get a lower court ruling that Don McGahn has no right to defy Congress if it takes another eight months to get a second court or Supreme Court decision, that is not the end of the process. It comes back to us, and we ask questions because he no longer has immunity and he claims something else that his answers are privileged and we have to go to court for another eight or 16 months. The argument why don’t you just wait amounts to this: Why don’t you just let him cheat in one more election?
Why not late him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have foreign help just one more time? That is what that argument amounts to.
Adam Schiff says that the people who are telling Democrats to wait on impeachment are really arguing that Trump should be allowed to cheat in the 2020 election. #articlesofimpeachment pic.twitter.com/5LQpiABcPj
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 10, 2019
Trump’s cheating is finally being acknowledged and punished
This matters because after three years of pretending that Trump is the rightful president, it is finally being acknowledged that not only is he trying to cheat in 2020, but it is again, because he cheated in 2016.
For three years this nation has endured the abuses of this pretender and his entire party of lock step enablers, save for Rep. Amash of Michigan. For three long years those who suggested Trump was not a legitimate president were shamed and silenced, even after the Mueller report made it clear that the Trump campaign sought illegal help and took illegal help from Russia in the 2016 election.
Now that Trump is again seeking foreign help to undermine our elections and in so doing, attacking our national security and core values — and only due to the bravery of whistleblowers got caught red-handed — the entitled, privileged, faux-wealthy con artist poorly playing president has finally been called what he is: A cheat. A cheating cheater. A loser. A man who can’t win an election and did not win an election of the people fairly.
Donald Trump can’t win an election without cheating. He knows that, and that’s why it upsets him so much to be called out for his illegal actions. Trump is used to getting away with his criminal entitlements, but today, even if just for a moment before Republicans in the Senate betray their country again by letting Trump off as he attacks the United States, justice has been spoken and served.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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