HBO host Bill Maher knocked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) over his repetitive swings at President Donald Trump even after the special counsel’s final report during Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Although Robert Mueller’s final report did not conclude any collusion between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign, Schiff has claimed otherwise. When Schiff appeared on Maher’s show on Friday, the host scoffed at his continued attacks on Trump.
Schiff laid out his argument for why he believes Trump is “unfit for the presidency”:
“I do think [Mueller] laid out what we need to see, which is that the Russians engaged in a systemic effort to interfere in our election and that the Trump campaign welcomed it, embraced it, built it into their plan, they made full use of it, lied about it, covered it up, and obstructed the investigation into it. And if we had any doubt before about this president’s fitness for office, there is no doubt remaining. He is unfit for the presidency.”
Maher, however, was quick to mock him, saying, “But this was our big gun. Now it just looks like you’re stalking him.”
“Here’s the thing about Bob Mueller, he’s like the last thing in America that left and right agreed on- left and right basically agreed this is a guy of honor, this is a guy of honest guy… the fact that he was like ‘uhhhuhh,’ if you couldn’t impeach before, how are you going to impeach after or should you?”
See his comments below:
Bill Maher mocks Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) over his obsession with President Donald Trump and Russia: “But this was our big gun. Now it just looks like you’re stalking him” pic.twitter.com/gzlaSO5Jsm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 27, 2019
In response, Schiff noted he’s “not there yet” on impeachment proceedings, but “he may get me there.”
“Here’s the awful dilemma that we face: if we don’t impeach him, that sends the message that this kind of conduct, this obstruction of justice… is non-impeachable. At the same time, if we do impeach him and he is acquited as he would likely be acquited, then the message is those are not impeachable offenses.”
Schiff then continued with his attacks on the president, saying that “at the end of the day, Bill, there’s only one way to deal with this problem, whether we impeach him or not, and that is to vote his ass out of office.”
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As for trying to boot Trump from the White House in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, several Democratic candidates do seem to be relying on popularity and attacks on Trump rather than policy positions, as some of their 2020 campaign websites reveal, to push them ahead in the race, IJR Red has noted.