CNN Swoons for 'Very Emotional' Schiff, Knows 'What's Right' for the Country

NewsBusters | 1/24/2020 | Staff
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That’s it! Stop the impeachment trial and remove President Trump now because Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) was on the verge of tears! That was essentially the reaction CNN had to Schiff’s final words in Thursday’s session.

CNN Tonight host Don Lemon touted how the proceedings adjourned with “A very emotional closing there from the lead impeachment manager, Adam Schiff saying, ‘Right matters. Truth matters. Otherwise, we are lost.’ Getting choked up there.”

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After introducing his panel, Lemon turned to former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean and began to gush about how “amazing” it was “to watch Adam Schiff through all of this.”

He added: “The House impeachment managers, all of them doing very well to present their case. But to watch Adam Schiff become emotional and to present his arguments, it has really been a thing to watch, I think.”

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Of course, Dean completely agreed: “And it was very convincing. It's overwhelming evidence. It's awfully hard for anybody who listens and follows this to just brush it off.”

In addressing CNN legal analyst Laura Coates, Lemon claimed he had spent part of the day watching “conservative commentators”:

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What has been interesting to me is -- what was interesting to me in his closing, I think what was the most important close and central point that I've been watching all day at home, and flipping through the channels and listening to Trump allies, conservative commentators, some of them saying what Adam Schiff said, okay, so he did this. Okay, so he's guilty. That does not mean that he should be removed from office. And that was Adam Schiff's closing today. What do you say to that?

“I mean, his emotional appeal to a sense of what's right, to a sense of what is right for the country is so completely compelling and persuasive to anyone who...
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