Rep. Adam Schiff talks about former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book, which criticizes how House Democrats ran the impeachment of President Trump.
“It’s a pretty weak defense, frankly, of John Bolton withholding information from the Congress and the American people at a time when it was very directly relevant to the impeachment. And he can’t explain it other than the fact that he was offered a lot of money for a book,” says Schiff.
Over the weekend, Schiff also dropped his endorsement of LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
He says, “I have respect for Jackie Lacey, who I’ve known for a long time, and I certainly don’t want to say anything to denigrate her. I’m going to rely on what I said in my printed statement. I think this an opportunity to make a profound change in the criminal justice system both locally in Los Angeles but also around the country.”
This is a rare time in our nation's history. We have a responsibility to make profound changes to end systemic racism & reform criminal justice.@LauraFriedman43 and I no longer feel our endorsement of Jackie Lacey a year ago has the same meaning. We have decided to withdraw it.— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) June 20, 2020