Trump: 'Rep. Adam Schiff Must Resign From Congress!'
As we reported yesterday, Republican Congressman Andy Biggs wants his fellow Congressman Adam Schiff censured. The reason, of course, is that Schiff making up dating quotes during a congressional hearing about the conversation President Trump had with Ukraine's leader. Biggs is now joined by President Trump himself, who takes it one step further. He calls on Rep. Schiff to resign from Congress.
"The Whistleblower’s complaint is completely different and at odds from my actual conversation with the new President of Ukraine," President Trump writes on Twitter. "The so-called 'Whistleblower' knew practically NOTHING in that those ridiculous charges were far more dramatic & wrong, just like Liddle’ Adam Schiff... fraudulently and illegally inserted his made up & twisted words into my call with the Ukrainian President to make it look like I did something very wrong."
"He," the president writes about Rep. Schiff, "then boldly read those words to Congress and millions of people, defaming & libeling me. He must resign from Congress!"
It goes without saying that the president is completely right. What Rep. Schiff has done is completely and utterly irresponsible. He literally made up quotes from a conversation President Trump had with the leader of another nation, thereby not only undermining the President's position at home but abroad too. America's position is now weakened because of a) the content of Schiff's lies and b) the publication of the transcript of a supposedly confidential conversation between two heads-of-state -- a transcript that had to be released because of Rep. Schiff's lies. Other leaders will now think twice before telling the president anything important for fear it might be leaked by Democrats in Congress and their allies in the CIA.
The one person responsible for this mess is, of course, Congressman Schiff. Considering the damage he has done to the reputation of his country abroad, resigning is the least he should do.