by Daveda Gruber
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., went on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday evening and had a shocking remarks to share.
Schiff was responding to a comment that President Trump made earlier during the White House news conference. Trump was asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election.
Trump responded, “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”
Schiff said to Maddow, “There is no question he means exactly what he said. And people fail to take it seriously at our national peril. This is a moment that I would say to any Republican of good conscience working in the administration ̶̶ it is time for you to resign. It is time for you to resign.”
He went on to say, “If you have been debating about whether you can continue to serve the country by serving this president, you can’t. It is time to resign.”
Schiff then reached out to former members of the Trump administration. He urged them to speak out, declaring that those who remain silent is in part responsible for the “chaos” that would come if the president doesn’t accept election results.
Schiff said, “I would say to those who have been on the sidelines maintaining a dignified silence who have served in the administration in the past, you cannot maintain your silence any longer. You have to maintain dignified speech now. You have to speak out. Do not wait until after the election. Do not wait until we have the chaos the president wants after the election when he seeks to, as he said, get rid of the ballots, because if you do wait, knowing what is to come, you will share some of the burden and responsibility for that chaos that comes.”
Schiff was adamant when he went on to say, “This is a time for all good people conscience to speak, and to act, to preserve our democracy, because there is no longer any question about this president’s intentions. His autocratic intentions are as clear as the writing on the wall.”
Trump has made no secret of how he feels about mail-in ballots in the past and last night.
My first reaction to this was why is anyone asking a sitting President running for a second term about transferring of power? Trump hasn’t lost the upcoming election. In fact, Trump will probably win in a landslide as long as the Democrats don’t cheat.
The reporters at these press conferences seem to ask questions that they have a good idea what the answer will be. After Trump answers, the Politian’s go with it to try to make Trump look bad.
Since the mainstream media, also known as fake news, are on the side of the Democrats, they encourage it to happen. Maddow was more than happy to ask a leading question for Schiff to run with the answer.
I’m quite sure that I heard Trump, in his answer about the transferring of power say quietly, “…there won’t be a transfer frankly…”
No, Mr. President, you have not lost. Your huge supporter base will be voting in person when at all possible.
Here is Schiff on Maddow’s show:
Here’s Trump saying “…there won’t be a transfer frankly…”: