Despite claiming that he believes his Committee has presented an “ironclad” case against President Trump, Adam “Shifty” Schiff, would not go on record saying that the Democratic led House would definitely vote to impeach the president.
Speaking during a recent CNN interview, Schiff said, “This president has now twice sought foreign interference in our election… when [Trump] invited the Russians to hack Hillary’s emails and later that day they attempted to do exactly that. There is a sense of urgency when you have a president who’s threatening the integrity of our elections,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
However when asked by the show’s host, Jake Tapper, “If the facts aren’t contested and your committee is writing up the report and you don’t, at least as of now, have any scheduled witnesses or depositions — do you think President Trump should be impeached?” Schiff replied to the point blank question by saying, “I want to discuss this with my constituents and my colleagues before I make a final judgment on it.”
He went on to say to Tapper that “…there are a couple of really important things we need to think about, [one of which is] “are we prepared to say that soliciting foreign interference, conditioning official acts like $400 million of taxpayer money, White House meetings to get political favors is somehow now compatible with the office? Because if we do, it’s basically carte blanche for this president and anyone who comes after him. But are we also prepared to say that Congress will tolerate the complete stonewalling of an impeachment inquiry or our oversight? Because if we do, it’ll mean that the impeachment clause is a complete nullity and… our oversight ability, is really an ability in name only.”