Playing Offense on Impeachment

Adam Schiff

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


House GOP knows Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is in the Russia collusion hoax up to his eyeballs, what with a member of his staff having recently traveled to Ukraine at the height of the whistleblower scandal and Schiff himself’s little-discussed meeting with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson in 2018.

But their attempts to formally censure him Monday failed, with all Republicans voting for the resolution, and all Democrats voting to table it (interesting, former Republican Justin Amash voted to table).

Former House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), now a Fox News Contributor, said he’s happy that Republicans are playing offense on impeachment, and that they should be doing more of it instead of waiting for the Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

Chaffetz says that despite their inability to censure their colleague, there is much more Republican House members can do to stop Schiff in his tracks.

Though the House Republicans’ effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was blocked, Jason Chaffetz said on Tuesday that he’s “glad that Republicans are finally playing offense and they need to do more of it.”

“They can do lots of other things against Schiff: they can file an ethics complaint, they can have a minority day of hearings, they can launch an investigation at leaking that is coming out of the intel community,” the former Utah congressman told “Fox & Friends.”


The former congressman also noted that the President is letting things play out without a sense of extreme urgency because “he knows he’s innocent.” The first calls to impeach Trump began a mere days following his election, and before he was officially inaugurated into office.


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