Schiff Makes Power Move On Trump Over Vote-By-Mail Threat

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The United States is expected to soon hit a total of 100,000 Coronavirus deaths, but President Donald Trump doesn’t seem exactly focused on that looming problem. Instead, this Wednesday, he rushed to Twitter with completely baseless conspiracy theories asserting that states like Michigan and Nevada were setting the stage for voter fraud via expanding their vote-by-mail options. In response to this entirely baselessly supposed problem, Trump threatened to withhold federal funds from the states. In response, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) pointed out the self-centered absurdity of the president’s behavior.

Schiff tweeted:

‘Trump is threatening to withhold aid from states that help people vote by mail. Americans voting safely shouldn’t be a political issue. But as I’ve said: You can’t trust Donald Trump to do what’s right for the country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump.’

Again, to be clear — there is absolutely no evidence supporting Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud inherent in vote-by-mail arrangements. Many states already have these arrangements in place and have used them for some time. Yet, none of that stopped Trump from rushing to condemn the state officials behind the simple steps to secure the voting process. In-person voting could be dangerous if it allows for the spread of the Coronavirus, but Trump does not seem to care.

He attracted a lot of other criticism for his remarks, too. Professor Patrick Chovanec commented:

‘When Trump blocked funds to Ukraine to demand political favors, many of us asked what would stop him from trying the same here at home.’

Check out Twitter’s response to Schiff below…

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