Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden to keep Wray as FBI director Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis Angus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information 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 TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 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.


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 BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE, prompted Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop More hands needed on the nuclear football Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.