FROM CLOSING ARGUMENTS OF CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF, AT THE SENATE TRIAL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE US vs. DONALD TRUMP, 1/23/20:
“ If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost.
Framers couldn’t protect us from ourselves, if right and truth don’t matter.
And you know that what he did was not right. That’s what they do in the old country, that Colonel Vindman’s father came from. Or the old country that my great grandfather came from, or the old countries that your ancestors came from, or maybe you came from.
But here, right is supposed to matter. It’s what’s made us the greatest nation on earth. No constitution can protect us, right doesn’t matter any more.
And you know you can’t trust this President to do what’s right for this country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump. He’ll do it now. He’s done it before. He’ll do it for the next several months. He’ll do it in the election if he’s allowed to.
This is why if you find him guilty, you must find that he should be removed.
Because right matters. Because right matters and the truth matters.
Otherwise, we are lost.”