Adam Schiff Reports A “Match” Of January 6th And Insurrection Statute

( )- Former President Donald Trump’s actions are a “pretty good match,” according to a prominent member of the House select committee looking into the Capitol riot last year.

The eight-member committee comprises six Democrats, including Representative Adam Schiff of California. The group’s final public hearing will take place on Monday, and following its investigation into the causes of the Capitol riot last year, it will vote on criminal referrals. The committee will vote to refer the former president on charges of insurrection, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Trump is widely believed to be the target of these referrals. The Department of Justice (DOJ), which is already looking into Trump’s connection to the riot, will receive any referrals approved during the hearing.

On Sunday, Schiff appeared on CNN’s State of the Union, where host Jake Tapper questioned him about whether he thought Trump’s actions supported the charges and whether he would vote in favor of them. In his opinion, Schiff stated that Trump’s actions seemed to fit the bill for criminal charges while emphasizing that he could not comment on the committee’s intentions.

According to Schiff, Trump tried to exert pressure on state officials in several ways to find “votes that didn’t exist.”

“This person even incited a mob to attack the Capitol to disrupt a joint session. I’m not sure what would constitute criminal activity if that,” said Schiff.

Schiff added that not every person against whom they have discovered evidence would be subject to criminal referrals by the committee. Instead, they will target those with the most convincing evidence of wrongdoing.

Trump “violated multiple criminal laws,” according to Schiff, who added that “he ought to be treated like any other American who breaks the law, and that is to be prosecuted.” Schiff stated that he did not want to say too much about how he intended to vote.

“There’s a pretty good match if you look at Donald Trump’s acts and you compare them against the statute [for insurrection],” Schiff said.