Republicans shift to support revised Adam Schiff censure resolution

 June 21, 2023

More members of the GOP said they would support the revised resolution to censure Democrat Representative Adam Schiff of California.

The move comes after the GOP-backed proposal failed in the House last week.

"Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla, removed the portion of her resolution that stated Schiff will be fined $16 million if the House Ethics Committee found he 'lied, made misrepresentations, and abused sensitive information' during his efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump," reported JustTheNews.

The House voted 225-196 last week to table the censure resolution.

In that vote, 20 Republicans joined with the chamber's Democrats.

"Luna's previous resolution said the $16 million fine was because Schiff's claims led to the $32 million federal investigation into allegations that the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russia," reported JustTheNews.

"With the fine removed from the resolution, at least eight Republican lawmakers indicated that they would support the new proposal," reported JustTheNews, "including Reps. David Valadao, Thomas Massie, Kelly Armstrong, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Steve Womack, Juan Ciscomani, Jay Obernolte and Young Kim."

Democrats were hoping that seven Republicans would vote with them, tabling the motion, but they became less certain that they would be successful at defeating the resolution, senior aides reported.

"The most recent member of Congress to be censured is Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting a cartoon of him attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y," reports JustTheNews.

In the end, by a vote of 213-209, the House opted to censure Schiff, with six lawmakers voting present.