LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER
WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election.
"He is who he is," declared Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. He told the senators listening as jurors that Trump put the U.S-Ukraine relationship on the line in a way that benefited Russia just so he could take a political "cheap shot" at Democratic foe Joe Biden.
"You cannot leave a man like that in office," Schiff said. "You know it's not going to stop. ... It's not going to stop unless the Congress does something about it."