House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., responds to reporters as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calls a meeting with all the House Democrats, many wanting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying yesterday, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), the primary House Democratic impeachment manager, must have realized the game was pretty much up last night.
After word came in from the respective senators in question that there were enough votes to shut down calling more witnesses or evidence, it was clear that his goose was probably cooked on the witness question.
So he made a last plea Thursday night – give me a week of witnesses.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 31, 2020
From NY Post:
“I will make an offer to opposing counsel, who says this will stretch on indefinitely if you decide to have a single witness,” Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, told senators.
“Let’s cabin the depositions to one week. I think we can. I think we should. I think we must,” the California Democrat added.
How about no?
First, it wouldn’t take a week as a practical matter, because executive privilege would come into play for the witnesses the Democrats want. Then what about all the witnesses the Republicans want? How would you get them in a week or two?
But beyond that, it’s not about witnesses, really for the Democrats. It’s about continuing the fishing expedition, to continue the attack on the President. If you gave them a week, something else would drop in that week and Schiff would say now this demands more time for investigation.
At this point, the Republicans should have learned the Democrats’ playbook on this from this episode and from the Kavanaugh hearings. If anyone buys into this, they really should just step down.
The Kavanaugh trick.
— gwgm (@gwgmtweets) January 31, 2020
The guy who (solely) ran the House questioning by continuously interrupting/halting Republicans and is still hiding Atkinson testimony 😂😂😂😂😂
— Not The Droid You’re Looking For (@dsbrego41) January 31, 2020
Just enough to hurt @BernieSanders @ewarren and @amyklobuchar in Iowa so that whoever he wants can win… he doesn’t care because he wants the limelight but someone who does care is working with him. Who is it? Hillary? Biden? Bloomberg? True rigging going on here
— Bryan Eure (@JBryanEure) January 31, 2020
“I failed miserably in the House at my job to build a case. May I pretty please have another bite at the apple?”
— Mikell (@Mikell_Shahan) January 31, 2020
The only way to stop the nonsense is to stop the nonsense now, in its tracks.
Republicans, please do your duty.