Bret Baier to Schiff: What Did You Mean When You Said Ballot Box Can't Be Used to Decide Trump's Political Fate?

As my RedState colleague Nick Arama wrote this morning, House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) admitted on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday during the impeachment trial that President Trump’s political fate cannot be decided at the ballot box.


To recap, here’s what he said verbatim:

“As we will discuss, impeachment exists for cases in which the conduct of the president rises beyond mere policies, disputes to be decided otherwise, and without urgency at the ballot box. Instead, we are here today to consider a much more grave matter and that is an attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election. For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.”


That Democrats have long felt that the 2020 presidential election should not be decided at the ballot box is not new news. In fact, it is well-documented. House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and other House Democratic leaders have all made accidental admissions about how “urgent” it is that Trump be impeached and removed from office, supposedly in the interests of “preserving electoral integrity.”

But to hear one of the lead House impeachment managers admitting to it while in the midst of giving his opening statement during the impeachment trial was quite stunning.


Fox News Special Report host Bret Baier, who is no stranger when it comes to committing actual journalism, saw the clip and asked questions about Schiff’s comments that journalists who are salivating over reporting on his performance won’t:

Those truly are the questions of the day. For the entirety of Trump’s presidency, really, when you consider the relentless push from Democrats since day one to impeach.

Unfortunately, mainstream media journalists and commentators are more interested in gushing over Schiff’s “brilliant legal presentation” than asking tough questions to Democrats on this matter.

Go figure.


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