To President Donald Trump and his House Republican allies, Rep. Adam B. Schiff is public enemy no. 1. But as the lead House impeachment manager makes his case against Trump in the Senate, he’s drawn some surprising compliments from a few Republican senators.
That’s not to say that Trump will stop attacking the California Democrat, whom he calls “Shifty Schiff,” or that other Republicans won’t use Schiff as the scapegoat for all the things they think are wrong with House Democrats’ impeachment charges. But knowing the House is seeking Trump’s removal from office regardless of what they think, some Republicans acknowledge Schiff, a former federal prosecutor, is the best person to present Democrats’ case.