Jan 13, 2021
Rep. Adam Schiff Speech Transcript as House Debates 2nd Trump Impeachment
Representative Adam Schiff gave a speech on the House floor as the House of Representatives debated the second impeachment of President Donald Trump on January 13.
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Rep. Adam Schiff: (00:00)
One week ago, the president incited an insurrection against Congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power. It was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century. Today we invoke the remedy the founders provided for just such a lawless president, impeachment. More important today we begin the long road to restoration. America has been through a Civil War, World Wars, a Great Depression, pandemics, McCarthyism, and now a Trumpist and white nationalist insurrection. And yet our democracy endures. It endures because at every juncture, every pivotal moment, when evil threatened to overtake good patriotic Americans step forward to say, “Enough.” This is one of those moments. To preserve this sacred place, this Citadel of democracy for ourselves and for posterity, let us say enough. Enough.
Rep. Adam Schiff: (00:56)
I yield back.