MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell invited Rep. Adam Schiff on to her show to talk about the Democratic Party’s plan to impeach President Trump.
Democrats have been lacking in evidence to take Trump down so from our view, they are concocting evidence based on emotion to hurt his 2020 presidential run.
Mitchell asked Schiff: “If you see such evidence would you proceed with impeachment, even knowing that the Republican Senate would never go along with it by two thirds? Is this a political minefield for Democrats, as Pelosi has privately warned all along, that proceeding with impeachment with the Republicans in the Senate against it sets Democrats up to be roundly attacked by the White House and others.”
Well, I think we have seen a wholesale abdication responsibility by the GOP leadership, by people like Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell who essentially do whatever the president says. And that includes when the president wants to go around the Congress’ power of the purse. But it certainly includes issues of malfeasance, corruption within the administration. There’s been little or no appetite to stand up to the president in any meaningful way. And that really has our democracy trembling.
An impeachment proceeding cannot be successful if one party decides they are more loyal to their party or to the person of the president than they are to the Constitution and the country. And that is a real structural problem right now. The GOP has no independence from this president. It has made itself effectively a cult of Trump’s personality. And I think that really does threaten our democratic institutions. And yes, as Democrats we’re going to have to figure out what does that mean in terms of where we go from here that we have a GOP so willing to overlook its constitutional obligations, but — but regrettably that is where we are.
Let me set Rep. Adam Schiff straight on what is and isn’t a cult around here. The Democrat party has become a cult of lies, demagoguery, corruption, and slander and Schiff is the minister of propaganda for this reprehensible, dirty party.
Most Americans see Democrats practicing pure partisan politics driven by bitterness over Hillary Clinton’s loss, pushing a case devoid of facts that can be construed as evidence of any real crime deserving impeachment.
Republicans are not a cult. What Schiff is doing is projecting in a huge way and by the way, why is he still in office? He should have been removed for lying about having collusion evidence and not producing anything.