House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday, Oct. 18, that his crafted resolution on condemning and censuring Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) will be brought for a vote to the House next week.
“A vote on my motion is expected for Monday night, ” Biggs wrote in a tweet, after revealing that 173 House Republicans, or 88 percent, have cosponsored the resolution that he introduced on Sept. 27.
“We must hold Mr. Schiff accountable for misleading the American people,” Biggs tweeted.
President Donald Trump retweeted Biggs’s message, adding, “There has never been a greater fraud on Congress. Shifty Schiff is Corrupt. Go Andy!”
There has never been a greater fraud on Congress. Shifty Schiff is Corrupt. Go Andy! https://t.co/yw57NhKpG2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2019
As of Friday night, only 24 House Republicans have yet to sign the resolution No. 604 to condemn Schiff‚—chairman of House Intelligence Committee —for reading a fictional text of phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 into the record, according to Breitbart News.
Schiff also allegedly lied about having never spoken to the Ukrainian intelligence officer “whistleblower.”
Biggs had initially planned to hold a vote on the legislation this past week, but delayed the move after House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) died.
The bill to censure Schiff has quickly gained support from House Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).
Schiff is leading an impeachment call against President Trump based on the whistleblower complaint alleging the president pressured Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings.
In an opinion piece for Fox News, Biggs wrote, “Schiff simply does not have the gravitas that a weighty procedure such as impeachment requires. He has repeatedly shown incredibly poor judgment. He has persistently and consistently demonstrated that he has such a tremendous bias and animus against Trump that he will say anything and accept any proffer of even bogus evidence to try to remove the president from office.”
Democrats are in control in the House, but Republicans could still force a vote.