It didn't require any great clairvoyance. Someone really should have impeached that son of a bitch. — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
It didn't require any great clairvoyance. Someone really should have impeached that son of a bitch. — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Adam Schiff joked during the Capitol insurrection that 'someone really should have impeached that son of a bitch'
  • During the Capitol insurrection, Rep. Adam Schiff joked that then-President Donald Trump should have been impeached.
  • "Someone really should have impeached that son of a bitch," Schiff told his colleague at the time.
  • Trump, of course, was impeached just over a year before.
While congressional lawmakers and staffers hunkered down in a secure location during the January 6 insurrection, Rep. Adam Schiff, who famously led President Donald Trump's first impeachment, joked that he should have been impeached, according to Schiff's new book, "Midnight in Washington," which came out Tuesday.

The comment came as "anger at the president" filled the room and a Democratic colleague approached Schiff, saying: "You said this would happen."

"Well, I didn't say this would happen," Schiff replied.

"You warned that he would try to cheat again," the unnamed lawmaker said of Trump, who at the time spread false claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and sought to overturn the results.

"It didn't require any great clairvoyance," Schiff said, per the book. "Someone really should have impeached that son of a bitch."


Of course, the Democratic-led House did impeach Trump, on Dec. 18, 2019, an act that many Democrats thought would cow Trump.
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