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GOP House Leader on Schiff: The Very Least We Can Do Is Censure Him

House Republicans are expected to push a vote Monday on a resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible impeachment of the president.

Republicans, who are a minority in the House, have taken issue with the manner in which Schiff is conducting the Democrat-run investigation.

“The very least we can do is censure him,” the House Republican leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), said on Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures.”

On Twitter later on Sunday, he wrote that “if Democrats dont join after listening to him lie repeatedly, it will say a lot about their priorities—putting politics over the truth.”

Tomorrow, we will move to censure Chairman Adam Schiff.

If Democrats dont join after listening to him lie repeatedly, it will say a lot about their priorities—putting politics over the truth. pic.twitter.com/EizcqkCuDj

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 20, 2019

“How many times has he (Schiff) lied to us? He should be censured,” McCarthy said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Its unlikely that in the Democrat-controlled House, the resolution will pass.

McCarthy stated that Schiff misled the public by saying he did not know the identity of the anonymous whistleblower who reported that President Donald Trump had allegedly pressed Ukraines president to dig up information about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The GOP leader said the whistleblower met with Schiffs staff, adding that the move predated the investigation into impeaching Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff
Rep. Adam Schiff
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence Committee, speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 8, 2019. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Last week, Schiff said that his committee, which has worked behind closed doors to build the impeachment case, has no choice but to build the case on its own.

“The special counsels in the Nixon and Clinton impeachments conducted their investigations in private and we must initiRead More – Source

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