For many Republicans, the inclusion of Adam Schiff as a Democratic impeachment manager was simply salt in the wound.
You see, Schiff is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and, as such, has already had his chance to make a case for the removal of Donald Trump from office. Furthermore, Schiff and his cronies on the Intel Committee certainly appeared to do their damnedest in order to make life difficult for Republicans during the first half of this impeachment process.
Yet, still, here he is, making contradictory and childish claims in the higher chamber of Congress.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said during a press conference Tuesday that the evidence is already “overwhelming” that President Trump abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress but argued that the Senate should allow House Democrats to introduce more evidence.
“The evidence is already overwhelming and the evidence is that the president abused the power of his office, withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid to an ally at war in order to coerce that ally into interfering in our election. And then when he was caught, obstructed the Congress to cover it up.”
Overwhelming but inadequate? That sounds like an oxymoron to us.
Schiff would then go on to claim that, should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuse to acquiesce to the Democrats’ demands in this trial, that incongruence would be akin to a guilty verdict for the President.
Folks, this is only day one. We are in for a wild ride.