Watch: Schiff Fumbles Hard And Loses Support From Moderate GOP Senators
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), lead manager presenting the case for impeachment at the Senate just royally screwed up. He fumbled so bad he just lost what little support he had from moderate Republican Senators who may have been willing to let him call witnesses.
The morning news show “CBS This Morning” ran a story that caught Schiff’s attention, the only problem was, it was not true.
“CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said GOP senators were warned, ‘Vote against your president, vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike,’ Schiff stated as he closed on Friday.”
“I don’t know if that’s true,” he added.
.@RepAdamSchiff “CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said that GOP Senators were warned ‘vote against your president, the president, and your head will be on a pike.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 25, 2020
Republican Senators were furious especially moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
Senator Murkowski said that after Schiff uttered those words, “That’s where he lost me.” Senator Collins just shook her head after Schiff’s statement mouthing, “that’s not true.”
“Not only have I never heard the ‘head on the pike’ line but also I know of no Republican senator who has been threatened in any way by anyone in the administration,” Collins said, according to multiple reports:
Collins weighs in after declining comment earlier tonight: “Not only have I never heard the ‘head on the pike’ line but also I know of no Republican senator who has been threatened in any way by anyone in the administration.”
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 25, 2020
From colleague Jason Donner. GOP ME Sen Collins on Schiff’s comments “Not only have I never heard the ‘head on the pike’ line but also I know of no Republican Senator who has been threatened in any way by anyone in the Administration.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 25, 2020
Republican Senators were furious.
“That is completely totally false, and all of us were shaking our heads, like where did that story come from, and Adam Schiff just kept saying it,” Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said after the closing arguments.
“The whole room was visibly upset on our side of it. … That’s insulting and demeaning,” he added.
Republicans also said that none of what CBS News or what Rep. Adam Schiff said was true.
If Schiff was hoping to get any support from two liberal Republican Senators he just lost it.
Schiff’s arrogance just caused him to fumble on the one-yard line. One of the many things I find disgusting in this whole impeachment process is just the blatant disrespect the Democrats have for our governing body, they act like clowns in the House, disrespect our President, and mock the Senate.
One last observation, two of the most liberal Republican Senators have been very offended by Schiff and we haven’t heard one word from Senator Mitt Romeny except that he wants to vote to allow witnesses. For a man that prides himself on not engaging in rhetoric and doing things the professional “right way”, he’s awfully quiet.
Sen. Barasso said Schiff “offended every Republican senator” and that no Republican had been told that, referring to the CBS report
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 25, 2020
Schiff also has another problem, not all Democrats are willing to go down with the impeachment ship. Also, it looks like Hillary Clinton and George Soros have teamed up to push a new Trump conspiracy.