Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered remarks on the House Floor during the debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.
Watch the remarks here, or read below:
“One week ago, the President incited an insurrection against Congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power.
“It was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century.
“Today, we invoke the remedy the Founders provided for just such a lawless president — impeachment.
“More important, today we begin the long road to restoration.
“America has been through a civil war, world wars, a great depression, pandemics, McCarthyism, and now a Trumpist and white nationalist insurrection.
“And yet our democracy endures.
“It endures, because at every key juncture, every pivotal moment, when evil threatened to overtake good, patriotic Americans stepped forward to say ‘enough.’
“This is one of those moments.
“To preserve this sacred place, this citadel of democracy, for ourselves and for posterity,
“Let us say ‘enough.’
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