Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) just made a major blunder rivaling those of infamous gaffe machine Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, Schiff was caught telling the Senate that they could not rely on the evidence produced by the House during its investigation as part of his argument for calling witnesses in the Senate trial, Breitbart reported.
Schiff is getting desperate
Adam Schiff seems to be confused about how this entire process works. In impeachment proceedings, the House is tasked with investigating the actions of the president to produce evidence of wrongdoing.
If the House is able to produce said evidence, it then proceeds to write and vote on the articles of impeachment based on that evidence. Once the articles pass the House, the Senate then holds a trial based on the evidence collected and presented by the House managers.
The Senate then hears opening arguments and votes on whether to hear more from witnesses 0r ask for any additional documentation.
If the jurors do not feel, after opening arguments have been presented, that the case has been made, they can move to a vote for acquittal or vote to call for even more witnesses and/or documentation.
In this case, Democrats have brought the thinnest case ever, and now, Schiff is hitting the panic button. Case in point: Schiff took the microphone on Wednesday to plead with senators to call witnesses because they could not “rely on what was investigated in the House.”
What’s more, on the same day Schiff was pleading with the Senate to finish the job that he has clearly admitted that he didn’t do properly, fellow impeachment manager Jerry Nadler (D-NY) told the Senate the case against Trump was “proven beyond any doubt at all” in the House.
The lack of cohesive argument from the Democrats — despite having weeks between approving the articles of impeachment and the start of the Senate trial — is stunning.
Right now, Democrats have a slightly less than 50/50 chance of getting their witnesses.
Although there are now two confirmed Republican defectors — Sens. Mitt Romney (UT) and Susan Collins (ME) — Democrats need four Republicans to cross the aisle to force new witnesses to be allowed.
The question and answer session is expected to wrap up on Thursday, and a vote on witnesses is expected on Friday. Some say that a vote for acquittal is also on the table for Friday, but we’ll just have to wait and see.