Resolution to Censure Schiff For Misleading the Public – Fabricating Trump’s Phone Call with Zelensky Fails on House Floor
The resolution to censure House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) failed on the House floor Monday night.
GOP Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ) introduced a resolution to censure Schiff for misleading the public, his reckless disregard for the truth and for reading a fabricated transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“These actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties,” the three-page resolution said.
Trump on Monday called on Congress to censure Schiff.
Censure (at least) Corrupt Adam Schiff! After what he got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote cannot be honest….are you listening Dems?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2019
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) responded by offering a motion to table Biggs’ resolution and it was adopted in a 218-185 vote.
Biggs blasted Schiff after his resolution failed to pass the Democrat-controlled House.
Adam Schiff may not have been held accountable tonight, but the American people are very much aware of his reckless disregard for the truth. They will not tolerate his calculated words and actions as he continues his secret impeachment inquiry to undermine the will of Americans. pic.twitter.com/mVp5DMTy4g
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) October 21, 2019
House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff fired off a sanctimonious tweet Monday night.
“It will be said of House Republicans, When they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history, They consoled themselves by attacking those who did,” Schiff said.
It will be said of House Republicans,
When they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history,
They consoled themselves by attacking those who did.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 21, 2019