In a surprising move, twenty Republicans joined forces with Democrats to effectively set aside a resolution that sought to censure Adam Schiff for his involvement in congressional investigations related to Donald Trump. This bipartisan action dealt a significant blow to the proponents of the resolution.
The House of Representatives voted to table a resolution brought by Republican freshman Rep. Anna Paulina Luna to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for his role in congressional investigations into former President Donald Trump. The resolution, which accused Schiff of intentionally deceiving his committee and the American people, sought to open an ethics investigation into his conduct and potentially impose a $16 million fine. However, the resolution was effectively killed as 20 Republicans joined with Democrats to table it.
Schiff, who is running for Senate and ranks highly among Democratic candidates, dismissed the resolution as “false and defamatory.” He wrote to his colleagues, stating that it was a partisan attempt to retaliate against him for holding Trump accountable and exposing abuses of power. The censure resolution against Schiff had drawn criticism from Democrats, who viewed it as an effort to distract from Trump’s legal troubles and heightening legal woes.
While Schiff has been a target of Republican criticism for his leadership on the House Intelligence Committee and his involvement in inquiries into the former president, the resolution ultimately failed to gain sufficient support in the House