January 23, 2020

Adam Schiff: The truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.

Adam Schiff: The truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.

Some of the closing words of Rep. Adam Schiff’s summation tonight in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump are below, along with the video.

Trump has ceaselessly attacked Schiff, calling him names, mocking his physical appearance, questioning his integrity without a shred of justification. Schiff has carried on with skill, intelligence, dignity, and purpose, patriotically exposing Trump’s corruption and seeking justice.

“The American people deserve a president they can count on to put their interest first. Colonel Vindman said, here right matters. Well let me tell you something, if right doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter how good the Constitution is. It doesn’t matter how brilliant the framers were. It doesn’t matter how good or bad our advocacy in this trial is…. If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost. If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost.

“The framers couldn’t protect us from ourselves if right and truth don’t matter. And you know that what he did was not right… And you know you can’t trust this president to do what is right for this country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump…. This is why if you find him guilty, you must find that he must be removed. Because right matters. And the truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.”