Schiff Faces Possible House Expulsion

Rep. Adam Schiff | Image by Sheila Fitzgerald, Shutterstock

A U.S. representative filed a resolution on Wednesday to expel a fellow Congress member for allegedly spreading lies about Trump colluding with Russia.

Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) claims that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, promoted false information about former president Donald Trump colluding with the Russian government and should no longer be permitted to serve as a congressman.

“Adam Schiff lied to the American people. He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman,” Luna said in a Wednesday press release.

“He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives,” she asserted. “The Durham Report makes clear that the Russian Collusion was a lie from day one and Schiff knowingly used his position in an attempt to divide our country.”

She added on Twitter that the House Ethics Committee should investigate Schiff.

The full Durham Report, which details the findings of special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Trump campaign, was released on Monday and deemed the accusations of collusion between the campaign and the Kremlin unfounded, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Schiff has previously claimed on numerous occasions that there is “clear evidence on the issue of collusion” between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“We do know this: the Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help, the Russians gave help, and the president made full use of that help,” he said in 2017.

Schiff responded to Luna’s move via Twitter on Wednesday.

“A MAGA Republican Member of Congress just filed a motion to expel me from the U.S. House of Representatives,” he said. “I stood up to Donald Trump and held extreme MAGA forces accountable. Now they want payback.”

“They’ll go after anyone who defends the rule of law,” Schiff asserted.

Schiff also maintained that the results of the Durham Report should not be taken seriously.

“The whole thing of course was a big bust,” he said. “Four years, hundreds of interviews, and nothing to show but two failed cases.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) lambasted Schiff for his alleged dishonesty but declined to commit to Luna’s resolution.

When asked by Politico whether the resolution would be discussed on the floor of the House, McCarthy said he would “have to look at it.”

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