Selected Remarks of Rep. Adam Schiff before the United States Senate, 1.24.20

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., noted at the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump on Jan. 24 how consuming the impeachment proceedings have been. “I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. I’m exhausted, but I’m also deeply grateful” for the senators’ consideration of the Democrats’ point of view, Schiff said at the top of his concluding statement. Laying out the Democratic case against Trump a final time, Schiff added: “[Trump] has ignored and injured the interests of the nation. That has been proved.” Schiff said he also anticipated Republicans would attack not only him and his fellow Democratic colleagues when they present their case next, but also people central to the facts, like the anonymous whistleblower. “I would encourage you to read that whistleblower complaint again,” he said. “You will see just how remarkably accurate it is. It’s astonishingly accurate.” After spending two days laying out the case for the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — House Democrats spent the better part of Friday making the case for the second article of impeachment — obstruction of Congress.

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