“If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost. If truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost. The framers couldn’t protect us from ourselves if right and truth don’t matter,” Schiff said. “And you know that what [Trump] did was not right.”
No constitution can protect us if right doesn’t matter anymore. And you know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump. He’ll do it now. He’s done it before. He’ll do it for the next several months. He’ll do it in the election, if he’s allowed to.
And that, Schiff said, is why Trump must be removed.
“Right matters. And the truth matters,” Schiff said. “Otherwise we are lost.”
If American democracy survives Donald Trump my kids will someday learn in school about the closing Adam Schiff gave tonight.— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) January 24, 2020
This is brilliantly argued and so compelling. Watch if you have time. Call your senators. Everyone says the outcome is predetermined. But make sure your senators hear from you if you're moved by this. Thank you, Congressman Schiff, for standing up for what's right. https://t.co/MOuBSCBaSE— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 24, 2020
Masterful close from Schiff, summing up not just this case but the entirety of the Trump presidency. “You can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country. He’ll do what’s right for Donald Trump.”— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) January 24, 2020
Schiff is magnificent. Every American should be proud and should know...