Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, took aim at Adam Schiff’s trial strategy and said that normally Schiff is not that stupid.
Gowdy could be wrong about that.
If Schiff is truly smarter than that, he keeps it well hidden.
Evidently, Schiff’s strategy is to bore the hell out of the Senate with oft-repeated lies and innuendo that is meant to beat the Senate into submission.
The viewer numbers dropped 20% in day two as viewers are not forced to listen to pure pablum.
Brett Baier asked Gowdy:
“The big question is, do voters never get to trust the vote and only lawmakers can decide what the line is, that a president can get kicked out of office for?”
“Yeah, Brett, Adam’s ordinarily not that stupid but when you tell the jury, the Senate, on one day that they’re corrupt and then you tell the American people they cannot be trusted to pick the commander in chief, that’s just a wildly stupid trial strategy.”
“Remember when Donald Trump, as a candidate, began to question the reliability of the vote? Remember when he started making allusions to potential voter fraud and he was roundly criticized by everyone that I head in the media for even suggesting that you could not, that you could not rely on a vote total.”
“American people, we don’t trust you to factor this in November, so we need a hundred senators to decide that,” Gowdy mocked, in the voice of Democrats he was criticizing.
“It is a wildly stupid trial strategy, only surpassed by [New York Democratic Rep.] Jerry Nadler’s insulting of the jury two days ago,” he concluded.
Democrats do not have enough votes in the Senate to convict and remove the president, and he is expected to survive the trial with the backing of his Republican allies.