Poor Adam Schiff, who seems to be parroting the line used by half of the Democrats in the House. Of course, there’s Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who famously yelled, “We’re gonna impeach that mother f**ker,” and then there are those Democrats like Schiff and Pelosi who claim that it really hurts them to do it, but if they didn’t launch an impeachment inquiry they’d be shirking their oath and their duty to the country.
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a piece called, “Inside Adam Schiff’s game plan,” and Schiff linked to it with the caveat that he’s been resisting calls for an impeachment inquiry for over a year.
For over a year, I resisted calls for an impeachment inquiry, knowing it is a remedy with serious consequences for the country.
But the evidence we've uncovered of the president's abuse of power has made that inquiry a necessity.
We will do our duty.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 5, 2019
So the guy who claimed he had evidence of Russian collusion and earned the nickname “Pencil Neck” from President Trump really didn’t want to begin an impeachment inquiry? Nah.
As a result, Schiff, who is 59, has rapidly come to occupy a unique and privileged place in the Democratic firmament. His Ukraine investigation has now been invested with all the hopes and dreams that Democrats once placed in the special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. In Schiff, a 10-term congressman from the Los Angeles area, Democrats believe they have found a more reliable vessel than the cipherlike Mueller and an opportunity for a do-over of sorts. While Mueller allowed himself to become a punching bag — remaining silent for two years as Trump relentlessly delegitimized his investigation as a “witch hunt” — Schiff has no qualms about hitting back. Where Mueller painstakingly avoided drawing any conclusions from his investigative findings — punting the question about whether Trump broke the law by obstructing justice to Attorney General William Barr — Schiff is prepared to embrace the actionable consequences of his work.
So they pretty much admit that Ukraine is a “do-over” after the Mueller report crashed and burned — despite the fact that Schiff was shopping it on cable TV every night.
Somebody please read this so I don't have to. https://t.co/iBD6xjvRvC
— John the Maintenance Guy ??? (@JohnMaintenanc1) November 5, 2019
Is….. he serious? https://t.co/gjCcDUOgg6
— Hannah Bleau ? (@hannahbleau_) November 5, 2019
We all know you've had a boner ever since you started this inquiry. https://t.co/4mRooCSDkh
— Big_Papa (@frank_commish1) November 5, 2019
"for over a year, i searched for an reason to start an impeachment inquiry, knowing it is a remedy with serious benefits for my party.
i am doing my level best to make the evidence fit my narative with that inquiry.
we will continue our totally partisan activities"
fixed it https://t.co/nr495Mtois
— Belell B Kaeh (@BelellBKaeh) November 5, 2019
You've been spewing this crap for nearly 3 years and have not , to date, provided any evidence.
You're a worn out broken record and a disgrace to your district and the entire Congressional body. https://t.co/3veLGo0BTZ
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) November 5, 2019
And somehow you've managed to frame yourself as some martyr with a cause. Who do you think you're kidding ? https://t.co/7tMIRS6aDw
— The Austere Critic ? ?? (@Beethovenlover5) November 5, 2019
You're the same liar @RepAdamSchiff that said you had PROOF of Russia Collusion….
Yet you never presented it….You are a JOKE and your fake azz impeachment routine is a bigger JOKE https://t.co/DARUWyxwyc
— Red Hat Army (@realscottposton) November 5, 2019
Is this the same evidence you said you had for the Russia collusion hoax? I mean, I'm getting lost here trying to keep up with all of your lies. At some point, You WILL pay the piper. I would NOT want to be in your shoes! https://t.co/pVtt3ruNYt
— DaveTheConservative (@DavidLJines) November 5, 2019
Adam, if you had any evidence you wouldn't be searching for a crime. Serious consequences to America is when Democrats are in charge. https://t.co/joyWJAMDFo
— Tinker Bell (@RUINSANE2017) November 5, 2019
what evidence???? for over a year u said u had evidence – LIES! https://t.co/NwEsMFzSgI
— Dreamweaver (@DaddyD07014561) November 5, 2019
YOU ARE FULL OF ??? https://t.co/dca3J6wKWf
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) November 5, 2019
— tom quillin ii (@tqii) November 5, 2019
You're a fraud https://t.co/B7blZNoYu7
— ⛪☦✌Paul Rutledge✌☦⛪ (@Danhersod) November 5, 2019
Subverting the rule of law is 'doing your duty'?
Where do we find such men?
Only in Democrat-land. https://t.co/FqvmRtL5sp
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) November 5, 2019
Please. Tell the damn truth for ONCE in your awful career. https://t.co/2rzCi5vPl7
— Wesley J. Smith (@forcedexit) November 5, 2019
I'm an old school old guy that knows a liar when I see one…and you are a liar. You will go down karma is a Biting bitch. https://t.co/CLO5PDMofY
— Michael J.Staudacher (@hooklandry) November 5, 2019
Adam Schiff brags about his treasonous coup to the New York Times. I'm thinking we should respond. https://t.co/80uBGYuVCm
— Paulette (@bathcrest56) November 5, 2019
— Professor Proper (@ProfessorProper) November 5, 2019
If you really wanted to do your duty, you'd resign in disgrace. https://t.co/cGTXPpxmHL
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) November 5, 2019
To be fair, a lot of people in the replies are calling Schiff a hero … sort of how they called Robert Mueller a hero up until showtime.
‘Nation’s leading impeachment lawyer’ Ross Garber says Pelosi, Schiff’s impeachment process a path to disaster for Democrats https://t.co/R9ew4MGPw7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 5, 2019