Schiff calls for “any Republican of good conscience” in Trump admin to resign

Appearing on MSNBC, Democrat Adam Schiff called for Republicans working in the Trump admin to resign over recent Trump remarks about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

Schiff said “This is a moment that I would say to any Republican of good conscience working in the administration, it is time for you to resign.”


Schiff was responding to the following exchange – where Trump was asked “Win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?”

Trump responded “We’re going to have to see what happens…Get rid of the ballots and we’ll have a very peaceful…there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control, you know it, and you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.”

Schiff tweeted in response:

This is how democracy dies. A president so desperate to cling to power that he won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power. That he seeks to throw out millions of votes. And a Republican Party too craven to say a word. But we will fight back. America belongs to the people.