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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