As the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry ramps up, President Donald Trump is going on the offensive.
The Daily Mail reports that Trump recently targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), arguing that they are the ones who ought to be impeached.
“Maybe we should just impeach them”
Trump’s comments came during a speech that was given at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday.
“Our shared values are under assault like never before,” the president said, according to Politico. “Extreme left-wing radicals, both inside and outside government, are determined to shred our constitution and eradicate the beliefs we all cherish.”
No doubt, two of those left-wing individuals are Pelosi and Schiff, both of whom Trump went on to discuss.
“Maybe we should just impeach them because they are lying,” Trump suggested, according to The New York Times. “What they are doing is a terrible thing to our country.”
“Sue them anyway”
The president also singled out Schiff for the role he played in hyping up the so-called Ukraine “whistleblower.”
“He has to pay a big price,” Trump said of the California congressman. “We are going after these people.”
Trump suggested he may sue Schiff for misrepresenting, before Congress, a July 25 phone conversation between himself and Ukraine’s leader. Trump has apparently even discussed this possibility with his lawyers, who told him that Schiff has immunity.
Trump, nonetheless told his legal team to “sue them anyway,” because “even if we lose, the American public will understand.”
Enemy of the people
For his part, Schiff has earned the ire of many Americans for the way he has handled the so-called whistleblower. Besides the phone call parody, in which he simply made things up that were not in the real transcript, Schiff has also been caught lying about whether he met with the whistleblower before the complaint was released to the public, according to The Washington Post.
With such information coming forward, it certainly does look like Schiff is leading an organized takedown of the president, by hook or by crook. If Trump were to sue Schiff, the president would certainly have many supporters.