Adam Schiff Fires Back After GOP Censure Resolution Crashes And Burns On The House Floor
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) punched back at Republican lawmakers on Monday evening after a GOP resolution attempting to censure him failed miserably on the House floor.
Schiff, a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, said in a tweet that House Republicans “lacked the courage to confront” the president and confronted him instead.
The House rejected the resolution intended to censure Schiff in a 218-185 vote after the president and other Republicans encouraged the California representative’s censure over his “parody” of a partial White House transcript of a phone call between Trump and the leader of Ukraine.
The July 25 phone call, Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” his political opponent Joe Biden, prompting Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.
Here’s Adam Schiff response to the GOP political stunt:
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