Adam Schiff has been the Democrat point-man on impeaching Trump. He wasn’t always a fan of impeachment, though.
When he first ran for Congress back in 2000 after Bill Clinton had been impeached, Schiff ran on an anti-impeachment platform.
Tide Has Changed: Schiff Was Elected to Congress Based on His Anti-Impeachment Motto
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has had it out for President Donald Trump since Trump was president-elect. For two years, Schiff continually told us Trump colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election. When Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion took place, Schiff then shifted his focus to Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
During that call, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption. While the veep was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, Hunter was being paid $50,000 by the corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma, despite having no natural energy experience.
Schiff has been the person spearheading impeachment calls since Trump was elected – not even inaugurated – and the most ironic part is that he initially ran for Congress on an anti-impeachment platform, The Daily Caller reported.
During his 2000 campaign challenging 10-term Rep. James Rogan (R), “the conservative Republican who served as one of the leading House prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton,” Schiff ran a very anti-impeachment campaign, The Washington Post reported at the time.
Here’s more from the Daily Caller:
Impeachment Star Adam Schiff Won First Congressional Race By Campaigning Against Impeachment
While Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff today is the face of Democrats’ impeachment push, the 10-term congressman first won his seat by staking out a hard line against the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.
Schiff defeated former Republican California Rep. James Rogan in 2000 by hammering Rogan’s role in the Clinton impeachment.
“Impeachment as a political issue has all but disappeared from America’s political radar in this election, with even Al Gore refusing to make the partisan death match of 1998 and 1999 a campaign issue in the year 2000. But here, in California’s 27th District, Rogan’s battle with Democratic state Sen. Adam Schiff seems the last bloody battle of the impeachment war,” Anthony York recounted in an October 2000 Salon article.
Maybe impeaching Trump is a little more personal for Schiff than he’s telling us.