Adam Schiff: Republicans Calling Trump’s Actions ‘Merely Inappropriate’ Isn’t Nearly Good Enough
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Sunday chastised Republicans who claim they are bothered by President Donald Trump’s Ukrainian actions but will not vote for impeachment witnesses, saying it doesn’t do justice to merely call the president’s behavior “inappropriate.”
Appearing on CBS News’ Face the Nation, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was asked what the impeachment trial accomplished now that we are on the precipice of the Senate acquitting Trump.
“What’s remarkable is you now have Republican senators coming out and saying, yes, the House proved its case,” Schiff told host Margaret Brennan. “The House proved the corrupt scheme that they 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. That’s pretty remarkable when you now have senators on both sides of the aisle admitting the House made its case.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS News.