Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., told Newsmax TV on Friday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-N.Y., has “lost the right to be taken seriously” in his accusations against President Donald Trump.
“If anyone had lost the right to be taken seriously, it’s Adam Schiff,” King, who is retiring at the end of his term, told “The National Report” Friday afternoon. He's the one who went two years talking about all of the solid evidence he had, the concrete evidence, of President Trump being involved in collusion with Russia. Turned out he had nothing. Adam Schiff has just become a shill for the Democratic Party. I served with him on the Intelligence Committee for I guess seven years, the first few years he was actually a fairly reasonable guy, but the last few years he became extremely hostile, extremely partisan, extremely biased, and to me he is not a very good face going for the Democrats. This whole case is a charade and a cruel hoax anyway.”
When asked what he wants to hear from Republicans, King said, “I think the main argument should be the Constitutional one that nothing, assuming the very worst of all of the things the Democrats have said about President Trump from that phone call, and all the meetings surrounding it, assuming the very worst there is nothing impeachable. There is not a high crime or misdemeanor, this is not what the founding fathers had in mind when they were writing the Constitution. Again, we've had over two hundred years of American history, this is only the third time an impeachment case against the president has gone to the senate floor.
He said secondly, he wants Republicans to “go through the facts, showing that on the facts that are there, the president was doing his duty. He was doing his job.
"If you have evidence that the former vice president's son was receiving fifty thousand dollars a month from a corrupt Ukrainian company even though he didn't speak Ukrainian, had no knowledge of the country, had no knowledge of energy, at the same time the vice president, his father, was entrusted with routing out corruption in Ukraine, to me the president had an obligation before he sent more money and more equipment to Ukraine, to find out whether this is being investigated.”
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