House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) went on CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning to defend Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
Anchor Jake Tapper pressed Schiff on whether there is sufficient public support for impeaching the president to justify moving forward with the case. “I don’t know if the American people, especially in the battleground states [back impeachment]” said the CNN host.
To this, Schiff responded that “the public support for impeachment has grown fairly dramatically over the past two months.”
Adam Schiff says that public support for impeachment has grown dramatically in the past two months.
He conveniently left out the polls from this week showing a decrease in support, especially among independents, after finally allowing public testimonies. pic.twitter.com/rLalX1PEqb
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 24, 2019
. . .Schiff is basing his answer on technicalities that may be factually accurate (yes, more Americans favor impeaching Trump now than they did a couple of months ago), but he is grossly exaggerating current public support for impeachment.
Tapper is correct and Schiff is wrong. After two weeks of public testimonies, and two months of 96% negative media coverage of the administration, Americans are increasingly at odds with him and House Democrats on whether Trump should be impeached. (Read more from “WATCH: Adam Schiff Just Gave a Very Misleading Answer on ‘Public Support’ for Impeachment” HERE)