House Intelligence Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), joined host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, where he weighed in on the Mueller report, impeachment and took a swipe, yet again, at Republicans.
This time, however, Schiff called the Republican Party “a cult” of President Trump’s personality.
Beginning the interview, Stephanopoulos wasted no time and went directly to the subject of “impeaching” President Trump.
Rep. Schiff responded to a clip played of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who peddled the case of “obstruction” pertaining to the Mueller report, while she spoke at a state convention for California Democrats.
Asked if he can “hold the line” as the pressure is building among Democrats, Schiff responded, “I think we’re gonna do what’s right for the country and at this point, the Speaker has not reached the conclusion, and I haven’t either– that it’s best for the country to put us through an impeachment proceeding that we know is destined for failure in the Senate.”
He added that Democrats are “not there yet”, adding that they have an “important legislative agenda to try to advance and oversight work.” (Continued Below)
Stephanopoulos didn’t seem pleased at Schiff’s answer insisting that “impeachment” could strengthen Democrats hands against the Department of Justice in court.
“In terms of the impeachment process, it’s not mandated by the Constitution. We can avail ourselves of this when the President demonstrates acts that are high crimes or misdemeanors,” Schiff said.
“It is certainly true, I think, that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to recognize the reality that one party, the Republican Party, has turned itself into a cult of the President’s personality and is not likely to act consistent with its constitutional obligations,” he claimed. (Video Below)