Adam Schiff couldn’t believe what he just saw on CNN about impeachment
Adam Schiff handed off control of the impeachment witch hunt after presiding over two weeks of public show trial hearings.
Democrats expected these hearings to build momentum behind removing Donald Trump from office.
But that all crumbled because Adam Schiff couldn’t believe what he just saw on CNN about impeachment.
The goal of the public impeachment hearings was to build pressure on Republicans to support impeachment.
Democrats hoped the hearings would generate an air tight case that would persuade some Congressional Republicans to vote for articles of impeachment.
That bipartisan vote would in turn give 20 Senate Republicans cover to vote with Democrats to remove Donald Trump from office.
Schiff’s plan collapsed in spectacular failure on none other than CNN when Democrat Senator Chris Coons stated that there were not the votes in the Senate to convict Donald Trump on articles of impeachment.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that he will weigh the evidence in front of him if there is a trial of President Trump in the Senate, and that he finds it “disheartening” that there do not appear to be the votes to remove the president if the case comes to the Senate.
Coons said, “Well, as a senator, the pledge I’m going to take is to weigh all the evidence in front of me. So far, I haven’t seen any evidence that’s exculpatory, that would explain the president’s perspective. That’s why I hope he does testify, or that he does have his secretary of State or acting OMB director — or chief of staff, excuse me, testify. I haven’t seen any evidence that gives the president’s side or that explains his conduct as anything other than inappropriate. From what I’ve heard publicly and privately, I don’t think there will be the votes to remove him if this does come to an impeachment trial in the Senate, and to me, that’s disheartening. Because it removes guardrails on presidential misconduct.”
As much as the Democrats and the media tried to hype the phony Ukraine scandal, Republicans and large segments of the American public quickly realized this was nothing more than disgruntled bureaucrats trying to overthrow the President.
Democrats were happy to go along for the ride because this manufactured crisis was their Hail Mary chance to impeach Donald Trump before the 2020 election.
But for once, Republicans did not cave in the face of a Fake News Media onslaught and held their ground that these ridiculous allegations did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense.