House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Supports Republicans Who Shelved Censure Resolution Against Adam Schiff
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave credence on June 15 to the 20 House Republicans who joined Democrats the previous day to successfully shelve a censure resolution of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
“I think everybody knows my thoughts of Adam Schiff,” McCarthy told The Epoch Times. “That’s why I removed him from [the House Intelligence Committee]. … You have a number of members on principle that sat and argued for the last four years with President [Donald] Trump that you had to have due process and voted that way. And I think a number of them believe that they should [have] gone to [the House Ethics Committee] first.”
The motion to shelve the resolution, introduced by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), passed 225–196.
The resolution blasted Schiff, who was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, for perpetuating the notion there was collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia—which was debunked by special counsel Robert Mueller in 2019, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz later the same year, and special counsel John Durham in May.
The resolution stated that, “by repeatedly telling these falsehoods,” Schiff “purposely deceived his committee, Congress, and the American people.” It also accused Schiff of having “used his position and access to sensitive information to instigate a fraudulently based investigation, which he then used to amass political gain and fundraising dollars.”
The resolution would have fined Schiff $16 million were he held liable by the House Ethics Committee, or half the cost of the Mueller probe.
Republicans Who Supported Shelving the Resolution
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