House votes to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff

The House of Representatives has voted to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for his past actions while chair of the House Intelligence Committee investigating then-President Donald Trump.

Party-line vote: The vote was entirely along party lines, with Schiff calling the resolution “false and defamatory” and Democrats trying unsuccessfully to kill the bill from advancing.
* The resolution claims Schiff misled the public during the investigations into potential Trump-Russia ties, which have yet to find conclusive evidence of collusion in the 2016 election.

Censure details: The updated resolution censures Schiff and refers him to the House Ethics Committee for a probe.
* This change gained the support of Republicans who initially didn’t support last week’s motion to impose a $16 million fine on Schiff.

Schiff’s response: On the House floor, Schiff stood by his actions, stating he would “do so again,” emphasizing his role in Trump’s first impeachment trial for “egregious presidential abuses of power.”
* Schiff is currently running for Senate in California and has used the possible censure in fundraising efforts.

Recent censures: The House last voted to censure a member in 2021 when Democrats controlled the chamber and formally rebuked GOP Rep. Paul Gosar for posting a controversial video on social media depicting the killing of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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