Adam Schiff: Impeachment is Urgent if Trump Is Still Trying to ‘Essentially Cheat in the Next Election’

Adam Schiff: Impeachment is Urgent if Trump Is Still Trying to ‘Essentially Cheat in the Next Election’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has told MSNBC that President Donald Trump must be impeached now because he’s still attempting to cheat in the 2020 presidential election. The Democrat told Morning Joe that the country couldn’t wait until November.

“I’d say the timing is driven more by the fact that the plot continues, that, you know, we’ve had a lot of discussion should we wait, try to bring in more witnesses,” Schiff said.

“It’s taken us eight months to go from subpoena to a first court decision in Don McGahn, and given that the President has made clear he’s not gonna stop seeking foreign intervention in our election. He’s out on the White House lawn saying that if we’re being honest, there’s a simple answer. I want Ukraine to do this investigation. His lawyer even this week was in Ukraine seeking to dig up the same kind of dirt, so the timing is really driven by the urgency, and that is…”

“A national security issue,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

“Yes,” Schiff said. “A national security issue, an issue of our election integrity, if the President is seeking still to essentially cheat in the next election, that is not a remedy for his misconduct. The remedy is impeachment, and that’s why we’ve moved forward. We’ve done so methodically but nonetheless with a sense of urgency.”

The House will debate article of impeachment later today.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor