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Adam Schiff Says Trump ‘Absolutely’ Would Not Leave Office Voluntarily If Reelected

via Face the Nation
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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed his belief that former President Donald Trump would refuse to leave office if reelected, citing Trump’s past behavior and recent statements.

Schiff also accused Trump of employing autocratic political methods and likened him to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He further criticized Republicans in Congress for potentially following Trump’s playbook. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)

“[Cheney is] absolutely right that Donald Trump will never leave office voluntarily. He just won’t,” insisted Rep. Schiff.

“And if anybody has any doubt about that, they should look at what he tried to do in the last presidential election that he lost,” continued the California Democrat.

“But they should listen to what Donald Trump has to say today. He is making it clear again that when he loses, he will contest it. He will argue that it’s rigged and fraudulent. And he will terminate the Constitution if he’s allowed to,” warned Schiff.

“He’s also made it clear that whatever his plan is, to use the military domestically,” he added.

“He tried to do that when he was president,” Schiff recalled.

“And so we need to take his threats seriously because we have seen him act on them. And this is who he is. … I think part of what we are seeing also is his team told him that he is frightening people with all of these anti-democratic talk and plans. And he is never one to back down in any way, so his response is, ‘I’m simply going to accuse them of what I’m doing.'”

“There is a real method to Donald Trump’s madness, and it’s not a playbook that he created,” Schiff said.

“It’s one that has been used, I think, by autocrats the world over and for a long time,” lamented the lawmaker.

“And that is accuse your opponents of what you do. You know, Donald Trump’s argument is really not that he is not corrupt or that he’s not a liar. Rather, his argument is, ‘Everyone is corrupt, everyone are liars, but I am your crook. I am your liar. You should be with me.'”

“And it’s not just Donald Trump using this playbook; it’s also Republicans in Congress,” Schiff continued.

“Donald Trump gets impeached on a legitimate basis twice. So, if they were to impeach Joe Biden illegitimately, why? To dilute the stage, to accuse Biden [of] the same kind of misconduct that Trump committed when there’s absolutely no misconduct in the case,” concluded Schiff.

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