Adam Schiff should go to jail for wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on false allegations
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was censured by the House of Representatives on Wednesday for promoting allegations that the 2016 campaign of former President Donald Trump cooperated with Russia. With this vote, Schiff became just the third member of the House to receive a censure since the turn of the century.
Every Republican who voted for it, with the exception of six who voted “present,” did so in a vote that saw the resolution pass 213-209; not too surprising that every Democrat opposed it.
McCarthy then asked Schiff to present himself in the well of the House. Schiff then stood in the well of the House as required by the resolution. Additionally, the legislation mandates that the House Committee on Ethics look into Schiff’s “falsehoods, misrepresentations, and abuses of sensitive information.”
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., attempted to censure Schiff for the second time in the House. Last week, a resolution from Luna that called for $16 million in fines against Schiff was defeated on the House floor due to opposition from Democrats and 20 Republicans.
The resolution was able to pass on a party-line vote when the fines were removed, which Luna claimed was necessary to counter Schiff’s “lies” about Trump.
Before the vote, Luna alleged that “Adam Schiff, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, launched an all-out political campaign based on baseless distortions against a sitting U.S. president, at the expense of every single citizen in this country and the honor of the House of Representatives.” Schiff abused his privileges by pretending to know the truth while keeping the American people in the dark about his web of lies, which were so serious that they permanently changed the course of the nation. Schiff had access to sensitive information that was inaccessible to most members of Congress and most definitely not to the American people.
It’s not the first time that House Republicans have used their majority in this Congress to target Schiff. This year, McCarthy expelled Schiff from the Intelligence Committee for advancing unproven allegations that the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia.