Schiff: Be Realistic, Only The Voters Will Remove Trump

“We do need to be realistic, and that is, the only way he’s leaving office, at least at this point, is by being voted out, and I think our efforts need to be made in every respect to make sure we turn out our people. Should we put the country through an impeachment? I haven’t been convinced yet that we should. Going through that kind of momentous and disruptive experience for the country, I think, is not something we go into lightly.

“I would be delighted if we had a prospect of removing him through impeachment, but we don’t, and the most attractive thing to me about an impeachment is that it’s among the strongest forms of censure we have. But the same is true of an acquittal for the president. That’s the strongest form of exoneration for him, and that stays my hand.” – House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, speaking this morning on CNN.