President Donald Trump on Monday, Oct. 21, questioned if Democrats could be honest to vote in favor of a Republican-crafted resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for fraud.
“Censure (at least) Corrupt Adam Schiff! After what he got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote cannot be honest….are you listening Dems?” the president wrote in a tweet on Monday morning.
Censure (at least) Corrupt Adam Schiff! After what he got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote cannot be honest….are you listening Dems?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2019
President Trump is taking the challenge to House Democrats before the scheduled vote on Monday night.
According to House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), 173 House Republicans, or 88 percent, had cosponsored his crafted resolution on condemning and censuring Schiff as of last Friday.
The resolution condemns Schiff for reading a fictional phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 into the record. The call triggered the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
The chairman of House Intelligence Committee also allegedly lied about having never spoken to the Ukrainian intelligence officer “whistleblower.”
President Trump has repeatedly slammed Schiff and urged that the Democrat should be punished for fraud.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House minority leader, in an interview with Fox News on Sunday said that Schiff lied to the American public when he sat as chairman of the committee. McCarthy said, “The very least we can do is censure him.”