Moments ago, Rep. Adam Schiff told Jake Tapper of CNN impeachment “may be the only remedy” if Trump sought to withhold aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigating the Bidens.
“The president is pushing us down this road…He may force us to go down this road…We may very well have crossed the rubicon here”
Rep. Adam Schiff says that if the reports about Pres. Trump’s conversation with Ukraine are proven true, then impeachment may be the only “remedy.” “This seems different in kind and we may very well have crossed the Rubicon here.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/0dsWBXpC6g
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 22, 2019
Reuters reports If an investigation shows that U.S. President Donald Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, then impeachment would be the only option, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Sunday.
Schiff had previously shied away from calling for impeachment, but his comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” indicate his stance has shifted.
“If the president is essentially withholding military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader to do something illicit, to provide dirt on his opponent during a presidential campaign, then that may be the only remedy that is co-equal to the evil that conduct represents,” Schiff said.
Schiff told CNN on July 25 that the only way Trump would leave office is to be “voted out,” while encouraging Democrats to make sure voters go to the polls in 2020.
Other Democrats, including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, and New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have called for Democratic leadership to pursue impeachment immediately.
Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is at the center of an escalating battle in Washington. The Trump administration has refused to give Congress a whistleblower’s complaint about the call, in which Trump reportedly pressured Zelensky to investigate unsubstantiated allegations about Biden.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com