Even though head House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) Senate trial strategy proved to be spectacularly ineffective, the left continues to champion him as their mouthpiece.
Schiff’s impeachment team failed to force the Senate to bring new witnesses to the stand, but liberal celebrity Barbra Streisand is now advocating for Adam Schiff to lead America in a post-Trump world.
“Speaks the truth”
In a tweet on Friday, Streisand said, “Adam Schiff is so impressive. His knowledge of the law… his passion… his articulateness. His sincerity! He speaks the truth and would make a great president.”
Streisand isn’t exactly alone in her endorsement of a Schiff White House bid.
One of Schiff’s congressional colleagues said in November, “When we look at the characteristics of what we want to see in a president, it is somebody who is not going to lose composure because he’s been poked. And we’re seeing that on display from Adam Schiff every single day.”
The opportunity for Schiff certainly exists. He has made a name for himself in the Democrat party and enjoys wide-ranging support. The issue for him is appealing to anyone outside the Democrat party.
There are many things that would hold Schiff back from presidential aspirations. His conduct in the impeachment inquiry and his tenuous relationship with the truth are notable roadblocks.
While Streisand thinks Schiff would make a great president, it’s fairly well-known at this point the Schiff is willing to misrepresent the facts to gain political traction. In fact, even after being exposed, Schiff doubled down on his famously controversial “parody” of President Trump’s phone call with the President of Ukraine.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped into Schiff, saying, “I think it also incumbent on Schiff. I mean Schiff personally, is obviously — a deranged human being. This is about Schiff. You know, Schiff is a guy who is a pathological liar.”
Schiff could haunt Democrats in 2020
Schiff’s role in the impeachment process is a goldmine for Republican strategists. Because of the House obsession with impeachment, largely promoted by Schiff, Democrats could lose control of the House in 2020.
31 Democrats currently represent districts Trump won in 2016, and those Democrats are now facing an angry voter base for their role in pushing impeachment through to the Senate.
Democrats benefited from Trump’s absence in the mid-term elections. But with the presidential election energizing the voter base that carried him to victory in 2016, Trump’s opponents are in a bad spot.