The GOP Controlled House has voted to censure Adam Schiff for being Adam liar. Schiff was able to survive a vote of censure after 29 RINOs voted in his favor, but after they got pulverized for being Democrat enablers, several of them reconsidered and Schiff was censured.
He will also now have to face their ethics committee and could be ordered to pay 16 million dollars or half the cost of some of the investigations.
Passed by a 213-209 vote along party lines, the resolution reprimands Schiff for “misleading the American public and for conduct unbecoming of an elected Member of the House of Representatives.”
Democrats started chanting shame, shame, shame, but I don’t really believe they are ashamed because lying is in their DNA and they are proud of that.
They gave Schiff a round of applause when Speaker McCarthy called him to the well to pronounce the result of the censure vote.
U.S. House censures Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 21, 2023
“Censure registers the House’s deep disapproval of Member misconduct that, nevertheless, does not meet the threshold for expulsion.”
Anna Paulina Luna’s resolution accused Schiff of abusing his position and telling falsehoods about the Russia investigation. Is also mentions issues related to the Ukraine-focused impeachment inquiry against Trump.
6 House Republicans voted Present on censuring Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
5 are GOP members of the House Ethics Committee:
Chair Michael Guest (MS), David Joyce (OH), Andrew Garbarino (NY), John Rutherford (FL) and Michelle Fischbach (MN). Ken Buck (R-CO) also voted Present.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 21, 2023
“I am representing the interests of those who trusted me to come here and do the right thing as well as those who have felt that their voices have been ignored and wishes disregarded.”
Rep Anna Paulina Luna refiles resolution to censure Rep Adam Schiff pic.twitter.com/onL6r8xsJc
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 21, 2023
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), one of the Republicans who voted against the censure last week, raised constitutionality concerns about the fine. The language was removed in the new version of the resolution and it managed to overcome another motion to table earlier in the day on Wednesday.
“The resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff just passed the House of Representatives _with_ the changes I insisted were needed to make it constitutional,” Massie tweeted on Wednesday after the final vote. “Thank you to everyone who stood with me and the Constitution to fix this resolution.”
Republicans have long accused Schiff, who served as chairman of the committee for four years, of being a repeat liar, particularly because he insisted there was evidence of collusion. GOP frustration with Schiff led McCarthy (R-CA) to kick him off the intelligence panel earlier in January after Republicans took over control of the House.
Schiff is now running for the seat held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and has used the censure effort as a fundraising tool. He said he would wear the censure as a “badge of honor” and defended his comments about Trump.
“To my Republican colleagues who introduced this sham resolution: You honor me with your enmity,” Schiff said in a tweet. “You flatter me with this falsehood. Your words tell me that I have been effective in the defense of our democracy, and I am grateful.”
To my Republican colleagues who introduced this sham resolution: You honor me with your enmity.
You flatter me with this falsehood.
Your words tell me that I have been effective in the defense of our democracy, and I am grateful. pic.twitter.com/ATVFDLaUYT
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 21, 2023
Top Democrats spoke out in support of Schiff during debate on Wednesday. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) delivered remarks in which he condemned the censure resolution as “fake, phony, and fraudulent.”