Adam Schiff Put The “D” In ‘Delusional’ Democrats When He Suggested Military Aid to Ukraine Was So the U.S. Would Not Have To Fight Russia At Home, As Soldiers Did in the Video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
Almost immediately after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled in Wednesday’s session, bored and weary senators started openly flouting some basic guidelines.
The Associated Press reported that a Democrat in the back row leaned on his right arm, covered his eyes and stayed that way for nearly a half-hour, and some lawmakers openly snickered when Schiff said he’d speak for only 10 minutes.
Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, suggested at one point that military aid to Ukraine was essential so the U.S. would not have to fight Russians at home, as soldiers did in the videogame “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”
“As one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry, the United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here,” Schiff said, drawing rebukes from commentators.
“The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” he said later, again to ridicule from some commentators, who said Schiff was recklessly seeking to undermine faith in U.S. elections without evidence.
Attempting to underscore the human cost of Trump’s temporary aid holdup, Schiff asserted that the money was “designed to help Ukraine defend itself from the Kremlin’s aggression” and that “more than 15,000 Ukrainians have died fighting Russian forces and their proxies.”
Republicans erupted when Schiff made a similar argument during last year’s House impeachment probe.
Trump’s lawyers were likely to fire back when it’s their turn to present arguments — in part because former President Obama provided less aid to Ukraine than the Trump administration has. Additionally, Republicans have pointed out that the temporary lack of aid has not been directly linked to any casualties, and that the U.S. cannot reasonably be held responsible for the actions of Russian-backed militants in Ukraine.
We're just going to let this unhinged statement pass? Do people realize the policy this locks Dems into from here forward..
"The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that they can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here.”https://t.co/axC0LATlPe
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) January 22, 2020
"So that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia here." Adam Schiff
"The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back." Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/ViRWoKrIYp
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) January 22, 2020
Reckless & raises ugly suspicions about some Dems’ motives. America has free & fair elections. https://t.co/PAthKtXghQ
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 23, 2020
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020