Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCongress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff The Hill's Morning Report — Sanders, Dems zero in on Super Tuesday MORE (D-Calif.) hit back at Republican lawmakers on Monday evening after a GOP resolution attempting to censure him failed on the House floor.

Schiff, a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE as the head of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a tweet that House Republicans "lacked the courage to confront" the president and confronted him instead. 

The House rejected the resolution intended to censure Schiff in a 218-185 vote after the president and other Republicans encouraged the California representative's censure over his "parody" of a partial White House transcript of a phone call between Trump and the leader of Ukraine.

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The resolution said Schiff "misled the American people" and made "a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties."

The July 25 phone call, in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” his political opponent Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' Democratic strategist says Biden 'has to' get second place in Nevada MORE, prompted Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff Twitter, Facebook split on manipulated Bloomberg video MORE (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.