The lead House impeachment manager, Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, warned that results of the 2020 election might not be trusted if the Senate doesn’t convict and remove President Donald Trump from office for his alleged misconduct.
Schiff argued impeachment was urgent because Trump invited foreign interference in elections not just from Ukraine, but from Russia and China. The California Democrat said Trump must be removed because his attempt to “cheat in an election” threatens national security and election integrity.
“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,” Schiff said. “The president has shown that he believes that he is above the law and scornful of constraint.”
“If not remedied by his conviction in the Senate and removal from office, President Trump’s abuse of his office and obstruction of Congress will permanently alter the balance of power among the branches of government, inviting future presidents to operate as if they are also beyond the reach of accountability, congressional oversight and the law,” Schiff said.
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