MSNBC Host Chris Matthews Proposes Next President: ‘How About Adam Schiff?’
Hosts says lawmaker could be picked in a brokered Democratic convention.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews suggested impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff should represent the Democratic Party in the 2020 election against President Donald Trump.
Although the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is not running for the White House, Mathews noted he could be picked in a brokered Democratic convention.
The suggestion came as democrats continue their infighting over the nomination following its botched it's handling of the Iowa caucuses.
"What happens ... if somebody has 45% or 42%? It’s not close, and nobody else has that much. Does everybody else buckle to that, can you go to somebody who isn't running?" the host asked.
"No, you can go to anyone," former New York Rep. Steve Israel said.
"You can go, Chris Matthews, if they want to."
Matthews responded by asking if Schiff could be a possibility.
"How about Adam Schiff?" he said.
"Could they all agree, 'Let's give it to Schiff?'
Israel said Democrats could give the nomination to anyone, inclduing Schiff.
But in reality, the likelihood of a contested convention remains low.
Last week, pop singer Barbra Streisand also claimed Adam Schiff “would make a great president.”
“Adam Schiff is so impressive," Streisand began.
"His knowledge of the law… his passion… his articulateness. His sincerity!” Streisand declared as she showered the partisan lawmaker with praise.
“He speaks the truth and would make a great president.”
But only 27 percent of America has a favorable opinion of Democrat Rep. Schiff, according to YouGov data.
The same polling outfit additionally reports that President Trump’s approval among Americans sits at 39 percent.
Earlier this week, Schiff has claimed that Trump could give Alaska to Russia in exchange for help rigging the next U.S. general election if he's not impeached.
The impeachment manager issued the bizarre warning during his arguments before the Senate on Monday for President Trump's impeachment trial.