Apologies for being a removal trial slacker. I feel like a juggler with too many balls in the air. That’s life.
Adam Schiff’s closing on Day Two of the trial was passionate and downright brilliant. Ain’t nothing better than a lawyer who believes in his case. This passage, as published by TPM, was a standout:
Schiff cited impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s declaration that he was doing what’s right by testifying against Trump because “right matters” in the U.S.
“If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost,” the Schiff said. “If truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost.”
Schiff warned that acquitting Trump would give the President license for future wrongdoing and imperil the U.S.
“This is why, if you find him guilty, you must find that he should be removed, because right matters,” he concluded. “Because right matters, and the truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.”
Words to live by.
Here’s the video via a TPM tweet:
Schiff closes out Thursday's proceedings: "'Right' matters. And the truth matters. Otherwise we are lost." pic.twitter.com/eHiMtsGwV2
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 24, 2020