Adam Schiff

Adam Schiff


Representing California's 28th Congressional District and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.

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Donald Trump lit the fuse which exploded at the Capitol. Every day that he remains in office, he is a danger to the Republic. He should leave office immediately, through resignation, the 25th Amendment or impeachment. My reflections from Wednesday:

We are witnessing nothing less than an attack on the bedrock of our democratic process — our free and fair elections. So I wanted to take some time to walk you through exactly what is going on today in Washington D.C. and how we got here:

The House should act to begin impeachment proceedings. It's the only instrument wholly within our power to remove a president who has so manifestly and repeatedly violated the Constitution. Every effort must be made to protect the country from further harm.

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The American people can expect the House will do its duty. And we will move swiftly. But the Senate must undertake its Constitutional obligation, as well. If McConnell stonewalls, he will bear responsibility for whatever dangerous acts this president commits in the days ahead.

Incitement of insurrection is an impeachable offense. No one contests that. Either we uphold our oath to protect the constitution, or we do not. Either we safeguard our democracy, or we do not. It’s really that simple. Trump must be impeached. Now. I know where I stand.

Handling a Senate trial is a grave responsibility. But I know @RepRaskin , @RepDianaDeGette , @davidcicilline  @JoaquinCastrotx , @RepSwalwell , @RepTedLieu , @StaceyPlaskett , @RepJoeNeguse  and @RepMDean  will make the case.   This president must be held accountable and removed.

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Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.

After listening to the President’s lawyers opening arguments, I have three observations: They don’t contest the facts of Trump’s scheme. They’re trying to deflect, distract from, and distort the truth. And they are continuing to cover it up by blocking documents and witnesses.

This week, Republicans objected to giving workers $1,200 checks to pay rent and feed their families. Why?  “The deficit.” They didn’t care about the deficit when they passed $2 trillion in tax cuts for big corporations and millionaires. The biggest deficit is in their values.

The U.S. government is finally open again. RT if you think Congress should pass legislation to prevent future shutdowns.

Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else.

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