Congressman Adam Schiff rejected calls from Republican lawmakers to resign from the House Intelligence Committee Thursday; saying the President’s “conduct” in office is “not okay.”
I say this to the President, and his defenders in Congress:
You may think it’s okay how Trump and his associates interacted with Russians during the campaign.
I think it’s immoral. I think it’s unethical. I think it’s unpatriotic. And yes, I think it’s corrupt. pic.twitter.com/nTdgRVfssQ
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 28, 2019
“I have always said that the question of whether this amounts to conspiracy is another matter,” said Schiff during Congressional hearings. “But I do not think that conduct, criminal or not, is OK. And the day we do think that’s OK is the day we will look back and say that is the day America lost its way.”
“You might think that’s OK. I don’t,” he added. “I think it’s unethical. I think it’s unpatriotic. I think it’s corrupt and evidence of collusion.”
Watch Schiff’s comments above.
BACKLASH BUILDS: More Lawmakers Call for Schiff to RESIGN from House Intel Committee
A growing number of Republican lawmakers and national figures called for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign from the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday; citing years of non-stop and baseless allegations regarding President Trump “colluding” with foreign nationals.
“He’s been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years, promising Americans that this president would either be impeached or indicted,” said senior presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway Monday. “He has no right, as somebody who has been peddling a lie, day after day after day, unchallenged.”
“He owes an apology to the American public,” added House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “There is no place in Adam Schiff’s world or in Congress that he should be chair of the intel committee.”
“There is no way he could lead the intel committee and he should step back,” McCarthy added.
“They should be removed from their chairmanships,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “They owe the American people an apology. They owe this president an apology, and they have work to do to heal this democracy because this is our country we are talking about.”
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DEMS DIG IN: Nancy Pelosi Says She’s ‘SO PROUD’ of Adam Schiff’s ‘Work as Chairman’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw her full-support behind Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff Thursday; defending the lawmaker after GOP legislators called for his resignation” following the Mueller report.
NEW: "I'm so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff," Speaker Pelosi says after GOP members of House Intel Committee call for his resignation.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 28, 2019
“I’m so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff; in stark contrast to the irresponsible and almost-criminal behavior of the previous chair of the committee. So, what is the President afraid of? Is he afraid of the truth?” asked Pelosi.
“I think they’re just scaredy-cats, they just don’t know what to do so they have to make an attack. They did the wrong thing, the American people know that,” she added.