Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) urged senators to “give America a fair trial” in his final argument in the GOP-controlled Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump over his Ukraine misconduct on Friday.
“I implore you,” said the lead House impeachment manager in comments that immediately trended on Twitter.
“She’s worth it,” Schiff added.
Check out the video here:
All over the world, those living under oppressive regimes look to us.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2020
They look to us because we have a rule of law. Because in America, no one is above that law.
To my Senate colleagues, I implore you:
Give America a fair trial.
She's worth it. pic.twitter.com/FoPdno5Qy4
Schiff also claimed each of the charges against Trump (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress) “has been proved” and urged GOP lawmakers to show “moral courage” while considering whether to remove Trump from office.
Schiff’s supporters described his speech as “eloquent,” “powerful,” “historical,” “moving” and “pitch-perfect.” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell described Schiff as “so far the greatest defender of the Constitution in the 21st century.”
The hashtags #AdamSchiffHasMyRespect and #AdamSchiffROCKS also went viral on Twitter. Schiff was similarly hailed for explaining why “truth matters” during Thursday’s trial proceedings.
If you aren’t watching, watch @RepAdamSchiff right now. Wow.— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 25, 2020
@RepAdamSchiff should run for POTUS. If you didn’t watch his statements on the evening of 1/24 watch...