Many are cheering House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's response to Republicans on his Committee calling for his resignation Thursday. Chastising his colleagues, Schiff delivered a powerful four-minute takedown of the GOP's defense of what he called the President's and his team's "immoral," "unethical," "unpatriotic," and "corrupt" behavior.
"My colleagues might think it’s okay that the Russians offered dirt on the Democratic candidate for president as part of what’s described as the Russian government’s effort to help the Trump campaign," Chairman Schiff began (video below, full transcript here.) "You might think that’s okay. My colleagues might think it’s okay that when that was offered to the son of the president, who had a pivotal role in the campaign, that the president’s son did not call the FBI, he did not adamantly refuse that foreign help — no, instead that son said he would ‘love’ the help with the Russians."
Adam Schiff is my Congressman, so I have a bit more of a stake in this nonsense. The people who are demanding that… https://t.co/YxydTQzABA— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1553805479.0
Schiff repeated his "you might think" mantra about 20 times in four minutes, and it's ignited an explosion of people on social media who agree that regardless of what Attorney General William Barr would like America to believe, Trump and his team have committed "immoral," "unethical," "unpatriotic," and "corrupt" acts.
They've turned it into a very popular hashtag on Twitter.
#YouMightThinkItsOK has turned into a blistering attack on everything Trump, including all the bad acts his administration is perpetrating.
It is now a rallying cry.
Take a look:
Dear #GOP, #YouMightThinkItsOK to use your attacks on @RepAdamSchiff as a smokescreen to distract from the fact tha… https://t.co/xW9Q0QPwQR— PurpleGimp (@PurpleGimp)1553860902.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to take a 4-page document by a partisan official that summarizes over 300 pages of legal analys… https://t.co/oAVVhq4E1p— Eric Wolfson (@Eric Wolfson)1553862337.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK for Trump appointee Seema Verma to use government money meant for Medicare, Medicaid and the AC… https://t.co/Mjm7xSnwoZ— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1553865817.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to take billions of dollars from the military to build your unwanted border wall This veteran… https://t.co/ElUgnYmQkF— Dr. Arnita Fowler (@Dr. Arnita Fowler)1553865802.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to abandon assistance to the beautiful Island PR but #IDontThinkItsOkay— Annette MS CRC WEAR A MASK(@🏡) (@Annette MS CRC WEAR A MASK(@🏡))1553861841.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to spike the football & declare full exoneration after the #BarrLetter (that literally proclaim… https://t.co/hLh9mAQ9x0— King T’Challa💥 (@King T’Challa💥)1553861745.0
@cspan @RepAdamSchiff #YouMightThinkItsOk I don't think it's okay! We stand with @RepAdamSchiff. I've watched t… https://t.co/Doo3lNP0OX— Chris HC (@Chris HC)1553859186.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to rip babies from their parents at the border, to rip healthcare away from millions of America… https://t.co/3kNeFMt5F8— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽t (@Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽t)1553860338.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK @GOP to lie about this #TaxScam being good for the middle class but had my taxes done. No refun… https://t.co/xqtGqgn2g9— OhioFerfer (@OhioFerfer)1553859454.0
I KNOW! We need more righteous anger / INDIGNATION! #YouMightThinkItsOK I don't! #Resist #Women #VetsAgainstTrump https://t.co/0PPjx644ym— B.J. Mrozek (@B.J. Mrozek)1553858036.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to profit off the Presidency, but I don’t. And the constitution says it’s not okay. #Emoluments— Jess (@Jess)1553860039.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to insult, degrade, attack, judge, dismiss, and make fun of minorities, women, people with disa… https://t.co/A6bFspk2U9— Susan Finn (@Susan Finn)1553869875.0
@Brasilmagic #YouMightThinkItsOK ..to propose a budget including a 26% reduction to state grants for special educa… https://t.co/G30uzeAr1L— She Fought For America 🇺🇸 (Some Knucklehead) (@She Fought For America 🇺🇸 (Some Knucklehead))1553796861.0
Good ole Mitch going nuclear again. #pieceofshit #YouMightThinkItsOK It's NOT! McConnell sets stage for 'nuclear… https://t.co/LLEbACcRIc— Stacy 🌊🌊🌊🌊 Vote Blue Power by People voluntee (@Stacy 🌊🌊🌊🌊 Vote Blue Power by People voluntee)1553833468.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK but I don’t want violent abusers having access to firearms. https://t.co/fG1NrxEN5w— Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM (@Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM)1553858464.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK That POTUS has rallies where he insults, ridicules, lies & spreads propaganda, in his attempt t… https://t.co/XwaiAXCop0— Liza Perkins (@Liza Perkins)1553865374.0
GOP , you may think it’s okay to destroy our standing in the world, take away our healthcare, refuse to save our pl… https://t.co/FtK6KLMPw0— Angela MAHONEY (@Angela MAHONEY)1553866937.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to move America into autocratic kleptocracy @DevinNunes @LindseyGrahamSC @senatemajldr @VP… https://t.co/Q4pJvcgmgc— Tom Hail 🇺🇸 Voted #BidenHarris2020 🇺🇸 (@Tom Hail 🇺🇸 Voted #BidenHarris2020 🇺🇸)1553803739.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to control a woman’s reproductive rights, but I don’t— Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM (@Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM)1553858241.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to say journalist are the enemy of the people but I dont! 🇺🇸— Austin 🇺🇸 (@Austin 🇺🇸)1553857681.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK that @realDonaldTrump cheated on his taxes by undervaluing his assets committed fraud by overva… https://t.co/qivJxJoYRB— sam2120 (@sam2120)1553859563.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to ignore the melting of glaciers, but it's NOT okay! https://t.co/8XxDFn8Ju7— Ima🌎WorldWatcher🌎2 (@Ima🌎WorldWatcher🌎2)1553857319.0
#YouMightThinkItsOK to attack our free press and call them fake news, but I call that fascism !— Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM (@Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM)1553858586.0
It's also worth pointing out that all of the evidence outlined in this monumental speech by @RepAdamSchiff is confi… https://t.co/7wcyxE6pvy— Amy Shaw (@Amy Shaw)1553864662.0