House Judiciary Chairman Adam Schiff said that President Trump’s alleged misconduct can’t be proven at the ballot box but only through his impeachment.

The California Democrat is one of the House’s impeachment managers and made the remarks during his opening statement on Wednesday.

“If not remedied by his conviction in the Senate and removal from office, President Trump’s abuse of his office and obstruction of Congress will permanently alter the balance of power among the branches of government,” the 59-year-old congressman said.

Schiff accused Trump of attempting to “use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election.”

“For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” he said.

“The president has shown he believes he is above the law and scornful of constraint,” Schiff added.

Author: Zachary Halaschak

Source: Washington Examiner: Adam Schiff: Case against Trump ‘cannot be decided at the ballot box’