House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment on Tuesday against President Donald Trump over his July 25 call with the Ukrainian president.
During a press conference from the Capitol, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff — flanked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jerry Nadler, and others — said Democrats will charge the president with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
But Schiff had quite the slip of the tongue when he admitted that Democrats had to impeach the president immediately so he doesn’t win re-election.
Schiff attempted to set up the result of the 2020 election as illegitimate unless Trump loses.
“The argument ‘Why don’t you just wait?’ amounts to this. Why don’t you just let him cheat in one more election? Why not let him cheat just one more time? Why not let him have foreign help just one more time? That is what that argument amounts to. The President’s misconduct goes to the heart of whether we can conduct a free and fair election in 2020,” Schiff said.
“The president and his men say, ‘You can’t keep it, and Americans should just get over it.’ Americans don’t get to decide American elections anymore, not by themselves, not without foreign help,” Schiff continued.
He concluded, “For the members of Congress, this is not a question of fact because the facts are not seriously contested. It is rather a questions of duty. The articles put forward today will give a chance to show that we will defend the Constitution and that our oath mean something to us.”
Schiff actually said the quiet part out loud.
In remarks about impeaching Trump, Schiff flat-out said that it was what Democrats had to do – and quickly – to keep Trump from being re-elected in 2020.
Schiff knows the GOP-controlled Senate will never vote to impeach Trump, so he’s admitting that Democrats can’t beat him at the ballot box — so they are trying to impeach him before the election.
Democrats have no case — and everyone can see how desperate they are.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
So there is only one course of action for Schiff, Pelosi, and House Democrats: try to convince people the 2020 election will be illegitimate now so that when Trump wins re-election, they can try impeaching him again or taint his presidency.
Democrats are going to regret this decision to impeach and will reap the whirlwind they have created for generations.