House Democrats expressed strong objections and frustrations regarding the censure of Adam Schiff due to his numerous false statements to the American public regarding the alleged collusion between Trump and Russia. They also criticized his questionable handling of the prosecution of former President Donald Trump, who was investigating potential corruption within the Biden family in Ukraine.
“Democrats throw a 5 minute temper tantrum in the well of the House chamber as the vote to censure Adam Schiff passes, yelling ‘shame’ at Kevin McCarthy and refusing to allow him to finish reading the resolution,” Greg Price, a journalist, reported.
The repeated chant of “shame” brings to mind the memorable scene from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” where Queen Cersei Lannister underwent a humiliating “walk of shame” while being naked.
This is the Democratic Party’s response when confronted with the need for accountability regarding unethical conduct within the U.S. Congress.
On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives approved a censure against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) due to the numerous well-documented false statements made by the Congressman to the American public.
The House vote was divided, with 213 Republicans voting ‘yay,’ four voting ‘present,’ and six abstaining (‘no votes’). On the other hand, 209 Democrats voted ‘nay,’ with four abstentions (‘no votes’).
As part of the censure process, Schiff will be required to stand on the House floor while House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reads a brief statement outlining the censure rule.
The attempt to censure Schiff, who is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat in California, encountered an initial procedural obstacle earlier in the day when a vote to dismiss the legislation was unsuccessful. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a Republican from Florida, led the effort and presented a revised proposal focused on Schiff’s involvement in the Russia probe and his investigations into Trump. This followed a previous unsuccessful attempt supported by Luna last week.
The resolution accuses Schiff, who previously held the position of House Intelligence Committee chairman, of providing misleading information to the American public during the congressional inquiry into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. It also criticizes his actions leading up to the first impeachment of former President Trump. Schiff has dismissed these allegations as “false and defamatory.”
While serving as the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff initiated an extensive investigation into the finances of then-President Trump and the Russia-related issues. Throughout these investigations, Schiff made multiple false statements, including claims of possessing undeniable evidence proving Trump’s treasonous collusion with Russia.
Furthermore, Schiff played a significant role as the chief House impeachment manager during Trump’s initial impeachment, presenting the House’s case for his removal during the subsequent Senate trial. Ultimately, the Senate voted to acquit Trump.