Democrats are so afraid to face President Trump in the 2020 election that they are trying to frame him, said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Fox News. They have been rehearsing behind closed doors for the past few weeks, bringing in witnesses to interview, accepting some and discarding others. The show has finally hit the road and is now live for viewers. Will Americans fall for the reality show?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and McCarthy spoke at back-to-back press conferences on Thursday after the impeachment inquiry was over for the day.
Pelosi was full of praise for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), “Democrats are showing great patriotism,” Pelosi said in admiration for his “dignity and statesmanship.” “This isn’t about politics or anything political; it’s about patriotism, it’s about honoring our oath of office, and upholding the Constitution.”
She added, “This is something we do with a heavy heart. This is very prayerful because impeachment is a divisive thing in our country.”
Pelosi accused the president of “bribery,” as the quid pro quo accusation obviously won’t stick.
“Bribery—and that is in the Constitution and attached to impeachment proceedings,” Pelosi said. “The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the election—that’s bribery.”
“I’m saying, [what] the president has admitted to as ‘perfect,’ is bribery,” Pelosi said.
McCarthy spoke in total contrast, claiming it’s Republicans who are “standing up” for the Constitution.
“Are they doing this for political purposes, or are they standing for the Constitution?” McCarthy said. “They came to Congress to impeach the president.
McCarthy said he does “not think that Schiff is fit to be in the position to run the Intelligence Committee.”
“And yes, I do believe Schiff has spent his entire time in Congress, since the president has been in, trying to impeach him,” McCarthy said. “He’s already written the script, and he’s trying to fill it in—he’s been auditioning witnesses in the basement,” he said reported Fox News.
McCarthy branded Schiff a liar, who “has continued to lie to the American public.”
When questioned by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Schiff claimed he “didn’t know who the whistleblower was.”
“His staff met with the whistleblower; he can claim he did not. They met with the whistleblower before the whistleblower had an attorney and before the whistleblower went to the inspector general,” McCarthy explained. “When he went, you know that the whistleblower did not say that he met with Schiff’s staff.”
Schiff has made up his own rules, “This is a pure Schiff setup,” said McCarthy of the inquiry. The Democrats may be afraid to face the president at the next election, but Americans will come out in support of the president, there is no crime committed by President Trump.