As he interviewed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday's edition of This Week, ABC's George Stephanopoulos invoked a quote from James Madison in an effort to make the case that President Trump should be impeached for his commutation of Roger Stone;s prison sentence. Throughout the conversation, Stephanopoulos acted as if he still held one of his previous positions, White House communications director for Democratic President Bill Clinton. Apparently, he forgot that his new position of ABC News journalist required him to act as an objective truth-seeker as opposed to a partisan advocate. Stephanopoulos read aloud a quote from James Madison at the Constitutional Convention in 1788: "If the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him, they can remove him if found guilty." Using that quote as a pretext, Stephanopoulos asked Schiff "Is this an impeachable offense?" Stephanopoulos also referenced a quote from Schiff's colleague Hakeem Jeffries claiming that "the President and Stone can still be indicted once Donald Trump leaves office" before asking Schiff "should Joe Biden ask his Attorney General to take that step if he indeed does become president?"
Democratic Hack Stephanopoulos Eggs on Democrat Hack Schiff to Support Impeaching Trump Over Stone Commutation