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ICYMI: Chuck Schumer Somehow Believes Adam Schiff Is Comparable to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Democrats continually say far-fetched things, especially as President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is underway. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) might take the cake (at least for this week).

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Once the House impeachment managers wrapped up their case on Friday, Schumer hit the airwaves to talk about the arguments his Democratic colleagues made in the Senate. And the Senate Minority Leader somehow believes House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is comparable to Martin Luther King Jr.

"There are certain speakers who are quite compelling, I mean the greatest of these I think is Martin Luther King. He forced American to listen to him even when people didn't want to hear it, when, you know, bigotry had been swept under the rug for a hundred years," Schumer told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

"They – when Adam Schiff gets to his closing remarks, all three nights, the Republicans are looking at him and listening," the Senate Minority Leader said. "Much of the time they're talking to each other or looking down. They don't want to hear this stuff because they know it's uncomfortable in the way it points out how terrible their president has been on so many different things. But when Schiff talks, they listen."

Martin Luther King Jr. is, arguably, one of the greatest Civil Rights heroes in American history. He fought for African Americans to have equal rights. When he could have been violent, he rose above and preached peaceful protesting. He did everything with integrity and strength, even when he faced adversity. 

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Adam Schiff is a politician who has it out for President Donald Trump simply because he dislikes the guy. He has wanted to get Trump ousted from office since he was inaugurated. Just look at how he pushed Russia collusion. When that blew up in his face he moved to this Ukraine call. 

Schiff claims he wants to get to the bottom of things on behalf of the American people. The reality is he wants to be considered a hero. He wants the limelight. He wants progressives to hail him as the man who singlehandedly got the Big Bad Orange Man kicked out of office. 

Comparing Adam Schiff to Martin Luther King Jr. is disgusting. And Schumer should be ashamed of himself.

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