Appearing on “Face the Nation” Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff argued that there were silver linings to impeaching President Trump even though it’s inevitable that he will be acquitted.
Schiff also claimed without naming names Republican senators are coming out and saying “Yes, the House proved its case.”
What is remarkable is that you now have Republican senators coming out and saying, ‘Yes, the House proved its case. The House proved the corrupt scheme that they’ve charged in the articles of impeachment, the president did withhold hundreds of millions of dollars from an ally to try to coerce that ally into helping him cheat in the next election’ … I think it’s enormously important that the country understand exactly what this president did and we have proved it.
Per DailyCaller, those Republican senators who contemplated extending the Senate trial with witnesses did not say they believed the Democrats proved Trump committed an impeachable offense nor that he had plans to cheat in the 2020 presidential election.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a statement, “Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate.”
Without saying how, Schiff repeated his claim that “[Trump] is threatening to still cheat in the next election.”
“I still think it is enormously important that the president was impeached because the country is moving away from its democratic ideals … By standing up to this president we are helping to slow the momentum away from our Democratic values,” Schiff added.