'Schiff Just Hit the Fan': House Set to Censure, Fine Adam Schiff for Promoting Russian Collusion Hoax

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The Republican-controlled House is expected to vote this week on a measure to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for his role in promoting the discredited Russian collusion hoax, which asserted that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election.


Freshman Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), who introduced a resolution in May to expel Schiff from Congress, delivered a floor speech on Tuesday in which she again condemned Schiff, who was booted from his position on the Intel Committee — along with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) — by Speaker Kevin McCarthy for his role in the collusion hoax.

Luna’s resolution also seeks to fine Schiff $16 million — half of the $32 million spent on the nearly two-year special counsel investigation of Russian election interference led by Robert Mueller — for the former Intel chair’s unfounded allegations.

The vote to censure and condemn Schiff will likely come on Thursday morning, Luna said.

In reference to the forthcoming vote on her resolution, Luna went there, tweeting: “Schiff just hit the fan.”

Schiff’s response was smug — and his argument, predictable:

Hi, Rep. Adam Schiff, here, to give you a quick update on the censure resolution. Rep. Luna introduced the legislation again to today. It would still seek to  censure me and fine me, and has the support of Kevin McCarthy. The authors of “The Big Lie” would attack me for telling the truth.

It’s a resolution filled with Fox talking points and smears. But the real goal is to intimidate. To try to silence critics of the president. It takes issue with me for investigating Donald Trump, for impeaching him, for getting the first bipartisan vote to convict a president in U.S. history.

They hope that I will back down, but I will never back down. But what they’re also doing is trying to intimidate anyone else in he future from speaking out against the twice-impeached, now twice-indicted, disgraced former president.

This is an attack on our democracy — even as it’s an attack on me, and the institution of Congress. But I will never back down. Thank you.


Uh-huh, Adam. Three words: Where’s the beef? 

Where’s the substantive evidence to support your multiple hollow charges and claims of “smoking guns” that were never fired, that came anywhere even close to proving your charges? These questions are rhetorical, of course, because Schiff never produced the goods — and he never will.

Incidentally, ever notice how politicians charged with inappropriate or illegal actions have a tendency to play the victim card and declare something like: “This isn’t an attack on me, it’s an attack on [pick one or more]: democracy, you, the American people, the U.S. Constitution, or anyone or anything else, in transparent disingenuous efforts to deflect from themselves and what they did?

Anyway, never mind that the Mueller Report didn’t find sufficient evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election and didn’t take a clear position on whether Trump obstructed justice during the investigation, Schiff’s silly crusade will continue.

The Bottom Line

Despite being kicked off the Intel Committee by Speaker McCarthy, as I referenced, earlier, Schifff remains among the slimiest of Washington, D.C., slime. Perhaps a $16 million fine (although I doubt it will happen) would finally knock that slimy smug smile off Adam Schiff’s face.


Just kidding. As sure as the leopard’s inability to change its spots, Adam Schiff is incapable of “backing down,” as he pompously pledged. Let’s just call it a tragic comedy — Adam Schiff style.


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