Brooks votes to censure Schiff

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “No” on the motion to table H.Res. 630, censuring and removing as Intelligence Committee chair Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28) for repeatedly lying to the American people to sway public opinion against President Trump.

H.Res. 630 has 171 Republican cosponsors. Congressman Brooks is an original cosponsor, meaning he cosponsored the resolution before it was introduced.

Unfortunately, the motion to table H.Res. 630 passed 218-185. Notably, not a single House Democrat voted to condemn Schiff’s lies.

Brooks said, “Adam Schiff has for years unabashedly lied to the American people. In March of 2017, as Intelligence Committee ranking-member, Adam Schiff falsely claimed ‘there is more than circumstantial evidence now’ of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.[1]

“America has a $30 million Mueller Report proving Schiff’s comments were knowingly false.”

“On September 26, 2019, while chairing a highly-publicized Intelligence Committee hearing, Schiff fabricated a transcript of President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, distorting the call for partisan political purposes.[2] P

resident Trump’s released transcript of the telephone call proved Adam Schiff’s contrived version was a lie.“

“On September 17, 2019, Adam Schiff went on MSNBC and falsely denied having prior contact with the so-called whistleblower.[3]

“On October 2, 2019, the New York Times reported that Adam Schiff and Intelligence Committee staff got an early account of the whistleblower complaint.[4] Despite this history of dishonesty, House Democrats persist in keeping Adam Schiff as Intelligence Committee Chairman. Not a single Socialist Democrat voted for honesty.”

Brooks continued, “Adam Schiff’s conduct brings disrepute on the House of Representatives. Rule XXIII(1) of the Code of Official Conduct, states that ‘A Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.’[5]

“Schiff’s actions not only warrant censure, they warrant his immediate removal as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, a committee that deals almost exclusively with matters of grave importance to national security, must be beyond reproach and absolutely trustworthy. Schiff does not meet that high standard.”

Brooks concluded, “Since November 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump was elected president with 306 pledged electoral votes, Socialist Democrats have engaged in a highly-orchestrated fraud on America by seeking to remove President Trump and repudiate the 2016 election. I urge the American people to see past the Socialist Democrat fraud.”

### References

[1] NBC News, “Schiff: ‘More Than Circumstantial Evidence’ Trump Associates Colluded With Russia,” March 22, 2017, https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/schiff-more-circumstantial-evidence-trump-associates-colluded-russia-n737446.

[2] PBS News Hour, “Adam Schiff opening WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff’s full opening statement on whistleblower complaint | DNI hearing,” September 26, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=187&v=GN4CJ8MYLTY.  

[3] Rep. Adam Schiff, “Rep. Schiff on MSNBC Morning Joe: Trump Must Come to Congress for Any Strike Against Iran,” September 27, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXAqgRTsOXc&feature=youtu.be&t=6.  

[4] New York Times, “Schiff Got Early Account of Accusations as Whistle-Blower’s Concerns Grew,” October 2, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/politics/adam-schiff-whistleblower.html.

[5] U.S. House of Representatives, Code of Official Conduct, Committee on Ethics, https://ethics.house.gov/publication/code-official-conduct.