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House impeachment co-manager Adam Schiff said Wednesday that the Democrat-led effort to remove President Trump from office is not due to their desire to bolster former Vice President Joe Biden’s election chances.
Schiff, a California Democrat who is head of the House Intelligence Committee, said he felt the need to make the clarification after a previous speaker, Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), used polling data showing Biden leading the incumbent president in the 2020 presidential race last year.
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Garcia argued, and Schiff reiterated, that Biden’s supposed lead in the polls provided the impetus for Trump to press Ukraine to launch a corruption investigation into the former VP and his son, Hunter Biden.
“My colleague shared a number of slides showing the polling strength of Joe Biden vis-à-vis the president as a demonstration of his motive, the fact that he went after these political investigations to undermine someone that he was deeply concerned about,” Schiff said.
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