Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails

Rep. Adam Schiff (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 Trump 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.{mosads}

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 Biden, prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.

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