Rep. Schiff: Trump Supporters Are 'An Older and Dying...Demographic'

By Susan Jones | February 25, 2020 | 5:41am EST
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was the leading House impeachment manager. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was the leading House impeachment manager. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - People who would vote against President Donald Trump in November are "decent" and "cherish the values of this country," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night.

But Trump supporters? "The demographic that supports him is an older and dying, literally dying, demographic."

Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, continues to push the impeachment line, for the sake of defending our democracy, he says.

Kimmel asked Schiff, "Other than removing him from office, what can we do?"

"Well, we can remove him from office. I mean, that's the main thing," Schiff said (as the audience cheered).

The good news, the good news is the American people do not buy what he's selling. They don't like him. A majority of Americans have never agreed with him.

If we turn out our people, those people that are decent, that cherish the values of this country, if we register them to vote and we turn them out, he is a one-term nightmare only. They can do everything right and still lose because they don't have the numbers.

The demographic that supports him is an older and dying, literally dying, demographic. Mitch McConnell's whole political business model is built on fewer people voting. It's the only way they stay in power, is with fewer people voting, which is why they work so hard to disenfranchise particularly minority communities from voting.

So what we need to do is we need to register every single eligible voter. We don't need to know who the nominee is going to be right now. We can register people right now. And then when it comes time in the fall, we turn them out and we look back on this as a terrible gauntlet we went through. And I think frankly anyone that stood by, stood with this president, lacked the kind of courage that Mitt Romney displayed, will be covered with shame. Covered with shame.

Earlier, Kimmel told Schiff that President Trump "seems to be very fixated on you in general."

"I spend half my day inside his head, apparently," Schiff replied. "And I've got to tell you, it's pretty scary in there. It's everything I can do -- It's everything I can do to avoid all the marbles rolling around."

 




 

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