GOP Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has taken another bold step by filing a privileged resolution to ‘censure, condemn, and fine’ serial liar Rep. Adam Schiff.
The reason for the resolution is that Schiff lied on a nightly basis to the American people and that his lies encouraged the Mueller investigation.
The fine of $16 million is half the cost of the Mueller hoax. Schiff went on TV almost every night, mostly on CNN and he claimed he had seen positive proof that Trump colluded with the Russians.
Both the Mueller and the Durham investigations came up empty and Durham proved that Hillary and her campaign were behind the fake Steele dossier.
Many people have told Schiff to put up or shut up, but he is doing neither. He still insists there was collusion without a shred of proof.
Why shouldn’t, Schiff, be forced to pay half the cost for an investigation in which his lies inspired? Taxpayers should not be paying for his lies.
“This will be a privileged motion to censure & a $16 million dollar fine (half the cost of the Russia hoax investigation) meaning I WILL bring this vote to the house floor.”
“I will not back down from this and I, along with my Republican colleagues, look forward to holding Schiff ACCOUNTABLE for his actions.”
This will be a privileged motion to censure & a $16 million dollar fine (half the cost of the Russia hoax investigation) meaning I WILL bring this vote to the house floor. I will not back down from this and I, along with my Republican colleagues, look forward to holding Schiff… pic.twitter.com/m7Pra52bPA
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) May 23, 2023
In her resolution, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna accused Schiff of repeatedly misleading the American people with false statements and fabrications, especially the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
She cites the Durham report as evidence. Luna says his constant lies betray the public trust. For a public figure, that should be the kiss of death, but he is from California where that is a resume enhancer.
He is even running for higher office. He would no longer be a lying member of the House, he would instead be a lying member of the Senate.
“I just filed a privileged resolution, H. Res. 437, to censure, condemn, & fine Rep. Adam Schiff $16 million (1/2 the cost of Russia investigation) for his egregious abuse of trust. I, with my GOP colleagues, look forward to an imminent vote to hold this feckless man accountable.”
I just filed a privileged resolution, H. Res. 437, to censure, condemn, & fine Rep. Adam Schiff $16 million (1/2 the cost of Russia investigation) for his egregious abuse of trust.
I, with my GOP colleagues, look forward to an imminent vote to hold this feckless man accountable. pic.twitter.com/JhMvgeKMZJ
— Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (@RepLuna) May 23, 2023
Last week, Rep. Paulina introduced a House Resolution to expel Schiff from Congress, saying, “Schiff lied to the American people. He used his position on House Intel to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.”
“He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives.”
“Knowingly using your position on House Intel to push a lie that ripped apart our country, cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and authorized spying on a US President and then proceeding to double down on the lie within days of the Durham report coming out makes you unfit for office. Ethics should investigate.”
The text of the motion establishes that Rep. Schiff abused his position to lend credence to the Steele dossier, falsely prompted a FISA warrant application, encouraged surveillance of Americans, and cost the taxpayer in excess of $32 million on the investigations that followed.
The Congressional Research Services notes that fining a member has precedent in the House of Representatives, with Deschler’s Precedents stating that under the constitutional authority of the House at Article I, Section 5, clause 2: “A fine may be levied by the House against a Member pursuant to its constitutional authority to punish its Members.”
It goes on to establish that the ability has been backed by the Supreme Court (Kilbourn v. Thompson) and precedents “appear to involve the repayment or restitution of funds misused or wrongfully received, as opposed to fines merely or strictly for ‘punishment’.”
Ethics Committee rules state that the House “sets forth general guidelines and does not limit the authority of the Committee to recommend other sanctions.”