Rep. Schiff appeared on”Real Time” with Bill Maher, where he admitted that he doesn’t believe there is a case for impeachment. But still made sure to bash Trump and claim he is “unfit for office” anyway.
Maher: “The Mueller Report at the end of the day is the one that goes up and fizzles, Oh look ooh nothing. Do you think you guys relied too much on that?
Schiff: “I was always of the opinion…that the opinion you can’t impeach a sitting president, is wrong, that in fact you can indict a sitting president. I think there are prudential reasons not to try someone who is the president of the United States. But particularly when there is any risk of the statute of limitations running, if the president commits a crime they should be indicted and you should stay prosecution. ”
Maher: “But this was our big gun (The Mueller Report), now it just looks like you are stalking him… If you couldn’t impeach him before, how are you going to impeach after? or should you? Where are you on that?”
Schiff: “I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there, he may get me there. But, here’s the awful dilemma that we face, if we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct, this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all of the lies and cover-up, that this is non-impeachable.
At the same time, if we do impeach him, and he is acquitted, as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is, those are not impeachable offenses. 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.”
Schiff was slippery with his answers. It looks like he is on the fence and still wants to impeach the president. But then he claimed he’s not there yet. Which goes to show you the Dems have nothing on Trump.