House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff offered some harsh words for President Trump during his closing remarks in Thursday’s hearing. Schiff used his closing statements to lay up the case for impeaching Trump and plead Republicans to look beyond their party, because Trump’s actions go “beyond anything Nixon did.”
The chairman argued that Trump’s abuse of power was clear and on a more significant scale than the Watergate scandal.
“The difference between then and now is not the difference between Nixon and Trump, it’s the difference between that Congress and this one,” Schiff said during a lengthy and impassioned speech. “And so we are asking … where are the people who are willing to go beyond their party to look to their duty?”
Schiff likened Trump’s insistence that there was “no quid pro quo” to Nixon’s infamous proclamation of “I’m not a crook.”
[W]hat we’ve seen here is far more serious than a third-rate burglary of the Democratic headquarters,” Schiff said, invoking Watergate. “What we’re talking about here is the withholding of recognition in that White House meeting. The withholding of military aid to an ally at war. That is beyond anything Nixon did.”
The Twitter community immediately called out Schiff for “Best dramatic lying”.
“Is Adam Schiff going for an “Oscar” on the “Best dramatic lying”? Category? By the way, those eyes do scare the hell out of me! 😂” wrote one user.
“Schiff working on an Oscar…..” wrote another user.
“Adam Schiff is clearly unstable. The vendetta against President Trump is so obvious.” tweeted @ForAmerica.
Dan Bongino and other Trump supporters also weighed in:
“It’s difficult not to laugh watching sleazy Adam Schiff try to muster up some fake emotion to sell Americans his line of bullshit during his daily closing-statement story time.” tweeted Dan Bongino.
“UNBELIEVABLE! Schiff is openly fabricating quotes again! This dude is incapable of telling the truth.” he added.
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