Last Updated on January 22, 2020
Parroting the talking points of one of the House Democrats’ witnesses, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Congress that President Donald Trump erred by asking Ukraine to investigate its own corruption because we need to fund and give weapons to the country so it can fight Russia, and without a Ukrainian-Russian conflict, Russia will invade the United States of America.
Quoting a witness for the Democrat-led, highly politicized House impeachment inquiry, Schiff repeated the assertion that the United States funds countries like Ukraine so they might fight Russia, and thus prevent a Russian invasion of the United States.
“Moreover as one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry,” said Schiff, “The United States aides Ukraine and her people, so that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
The statement raised eyebrows when it was initially made in the House of Representatives, and it raised more eyebrows when repeated by Schiff.
Twitter political pundit The Columbia Bugle wrote “ROFL what?!!!!”
“Hello George Bush Foreign Policy Department.”
“Moreover as one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry, the United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
Hello George Bush Foreign Policy Department pic.twitter.com/dTxo16ij0O
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 22, 2020
The statement was also reminiscent of a debate between President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) during the 2012 presidential election, wherein President Obama bashed Romney’s notion of Russia as a major foreign adversary.
“Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al Qaeda’s a threat. Because a few months ago when you were asked, ‘What’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America,’ you said Russia. Not al Qaeda, Russia.”
“And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
“But, governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s.”
President Donald Trump is currently facing trial in the Senate for alleged quid-pro-quo relating to a phone call with the president of Ukraine.