VIDEO: Schiff Calls Trump a “Charlatan” and “Grave Threat from Within” at Convention

Congressman Adam Schiff ripped President Trump as a “charlatan” during his speech at the CA Democratic Convention General Assembly Saturday November 16th in Long Beach, CA.


From Newsweek 

Introduced to uproarious applause as “our protector,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff railed against President Donald Trump in a speech at the California Democratic Party’s Fall Endorsing Convention on Saturday.

“The most grave threat to the life and health of our democracy comes from within, from a president without ethical compass, without an understanding of or devotion to our Constitution and the beautiful series of checks and balances it established,” he said.

Schiff is a leading figure in the House’s impeachment inquiry, which began its public phase Wednesday with multiple televised hearings containing damning testimony about the president’s personal involvement in efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch an investigation into his chief political rival.

While Schiff often displays a staid, parliamentary demeanor during these hearings, his bearing at the convention on Saturday was undeniably more assertive.

Schiff began his remarks on a somber note, and wove in allusions to the impeachment inquiry throughout. Building to a crescendo via a litany of Democratic electoral achievements, Schiff proclaimed, “We will send that charlatan in the White House back to the golden throne he came from.” The line was among the most enthusiastically received during the speech. “There is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes he is above the law,” he added.

As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has led multiple public hearings this week involving key witnesses in the Ukraine affair. Balancing the uncertain optics of impeachment and how to proceed with the inquiry, Schiff has also had to contend with a pugnacious Republican opposition.

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