Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer denounced President Donald Trump on Tuesday during an appearance on ABC’s "The View," saying Trump has "got to go" after being convicted in an impeachment trial.
"How low can the president go?" Schumer said when asked about Trump retweeting a picture (below) of him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dressed in traditional Muslim garb. "It relates to a larger point... The foreign policy he has created... can be summarized in three words: erratic, impulsive, and egotistical."
"The mothers and fathers of America don't want another endless war in the middle east, and the president could force us into one, or more likely bumble us into one," he added. "And that's why, we're doing impeachment later in the week, but hopefully in the next day we'll vote on the War Powers resolution."
"The greatest thing America has is its honor and its values. That's what the Founding Fathers focused on. That's what all of our great political thinkers have focused on, and no person -- no person has done more to destroy the honor and values of America than Donald Trump," Schumer said. "That's why I think he's got to go."
"You heard what Mitch McConnell said. He’s going to listen to whatever Donald Trump wants. One thing we seem to know... Donald Trump does not want the truth to come out," he also said. "If he was so sure he was right, he would have said to us, 'Have the witnesses. Have the documents. They’ll tell the truth.' But he’s afraid of the truth. But in something as sacred and profound as an impeachment, we need the truth. There have been 16 impeachment trials, 2 for president, 14 for other things in the history of this republic. In only one was there in witnesses and that’s because they stopped it before that would happen. Every other trial has had witnesses. Every other trial has had documents. How can you run -- the common sense -- how do you run a trial with no witnesses and documents, no evidence? That’s what McConnell wants."
"He’s afraid of the truth," Schumer said.