Adam Schiff: ‘Impeachment not the end game’ – Washington Examiner
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday denied claims that Democrats are solely focused on impeaching President Trump.
Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the California Democrat pushed back on the notion that his party was trying to find anything possible to remove Trump from office, joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said earlier this week that she didn’t think impeaching the president would not be worth the divisiveness.
“[Impeachment is] not the end game. I think the speaker has made very clear that in the absence of compelling evidence that there isn’t going to be an impeachment,” Schiff said.
Earlier Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asserted Democrats are committed to searching for a way to impeach Trump.
“The extreme left in the Democratic Party, they have so much anger and hatred directed at the president that we’re going to see the Democrats moving forward with impeachment whatever the evidence,” Cruz said. “ … They fully intend to impeach the president and they don’t care about the basis.”
Despite Schiff’s assertion that the main goal is not impeachment, Schiff said his committee and Congress would continue to probe into Trump and further investigate after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to Attorney General William Barr on Friday.
“Our obligation is to find the facts, make them clear to the American people, take corrective action, protect the country, particularly if there is evidence that the president is somehow compromised by a hostile power,” Schiff said.
Barr is working on a summary of Mueller’s report and is expected to deliver it to Congress by the end of the day.