Since the beginning of the impeachment process, there have been differing opinions on how Democrats in the House should handle the matter. The process, however, turned out to move quickly and tonight Congress will hold a vote on the impeachment of Donald Trump.
This morning, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, was asked why the process moved in such a fast matter. The California Congressman said that the rapid pace was essential because Democrats feel that Trump is still trying to rig the 2020 election.
Schiff made the comments while appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He told the panel, “We’ve had a lot of discussions, should we wait, try to bring in more witnesses, it’s taken us eight months to get, to go from subpoena to a first court decision in Don McGahn.”
The House Intelligence Chair continued, “And given that the president has made clear that he’s not going to 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.”
Schiff closed his remarks by saying, “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 and we’ve done so methodically, but nonetheless with a sense of urgency.”
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