On Friday, the House Democratic impeachment managers wrapped their case after 22 hours of “mind-numbing repetition,” in the words of Jonathan Turley.
On Saturday, the Trump defense lawyers preceded to rip it to shreds in a couple of hours and they’re only just starting.
Apparently House Intel Chair Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, is upset that now the defense gets to respond and actually call out his falsehoods and mischaracterizations.
Schiff on Senate trial: At this point, the president's team will have the last word. They can mischaracterize what we say or..mischaracterize witness testimony..we hope to have the opportunity to respond and rebut.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 25, 2020
According to Fox’s Chad Pergram, Schiff said, “At this point, the president’s team will have the last word. They can mischaracterize what we say or..mischaracterize witness testimony..we hope to have the opportunity to respond and rebut.”
Now, that’s hysterically funny given all his “mischaracterizations.”
He’s upset that they actually played his “parody,” when he lied about the Ukraine call during a hearing in the House. That apparently is a “mischaracterization,” to play his own words. He’s upset that they also presented the facts that completely blew apart his case.
He’s not going to fare well if he’s freaking out after the first two hours.
Narrator: Adam Schiff will not get the opportunity to respond or rebut https://t.co/FZuSub2fvh
— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@willchamberlain) January 25, 2020
Doesn't Schiff sound like a petulant child?
— Tom Royce (@TomRoyce) January 25, 2020
@RepAdamSchiff is finding his own medicine HARD TO SWALLOW.
— J.P. 🇮🇪 🇺🇸 (@1967oldman) January 25, 2020
That’s for darn sure.
He had 3 damn days. Flipping cry baby.
— GMA RHONDA (@GMARHONDA1) January 25, 2020
Schiff & Co. want to change rules, as usual. They can’t win when they play by the rules, so gotta change them.
— USJay 🇺🇸 (@usjay5166) January 25, 2020
How did the WH team mischaracterize anything? It was verified by verbatim statements, video, excerpts from the transcript, legal cites and case law, all of which are publicly available.
— tweetytweeter (@tweetytweeter61) January 25, 2020
That’s the problem. Schiff realizes actual facts hurt.