Adam Schiff, House manager for the impeachment prosecution of President Donald Trump, has said some wild and crazy things this week.
Here are some of the choice quotes he has made as he has tried to convince Senate Republicans to convict the president and remove him from office:
“CBS News report that a Trump confidant said that GOP senators were warned ‘… vote against the president and your head will be on a pike,'” Schiff argued in front of the Senate.
(U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters she thought he had been doing pretty well with his oratory until then, but that the “head on a pike” comment was unnecessary.)
“The President’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” Schiff said earlier this week. This was an entirely new reason for wanting to impeach him — because you cannot trust U.S. elections,” Schiff warned this week.
Did he really say that we cannot trust our elections? Yes, he actually did.
And then there are these gems:
“You know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country. You can trust that he will do what’s right for Donald Trump. He’ll do it now. He’ll do it for the next several months. He’ll do it in the election if he’s allowed to. This is why, if you find him guilty, you must find that he should be removed. Because right matters. Because right matters. And the truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.”
“Is there really any doubt about this? I mean, do we really have any doubt about the facts here? Does anybody really question whether the president is capable of what he’s charged with? No one is really making the argument Donald Trump would never do such a thing … because, of course, we know that he would.”
“So I ask you, I implore you, give America a fair trial. Give America a fair trial. She’s worth it. Thank you.”
Because you would not want your head on a pike, evidently.
The Senate is adjourned until Saturday morning at 10 am, when the president’s defense will present their case for three days. Sunday the Senate will not be in session.