GOP Rep Introduces Resolution to Censure Schiff, Proclaims It is ‘Inexcusable to Toy’ with Impeachment Process

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Newly-minted House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Az.) introduced a resolution to condemn House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for his “parody” of the July phone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In a statement published Friday, Biggs — who sits on the House Judiciary Committee — announced that he had introduced a House resolution to “condemn and censure” Schiff for his “blatantly false retelling” of the conversation between the two presidents.

The Arizona Republican proclaimed that it is “inexcusable to toy” with the process of impeachment — as it is “one of the most serious” duties given to Congress — and to “mislead the American public” through his remarks.

“During yesterday’s hearing, Chairman Schiff’s opening statement included a blatantly false retelling of President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president. Democrats previously initiated an impeachment inquiry, which leads to one of the most serious, constitutional duties of Members of Congress: removal of the President of the United States.

Through this process, if the President has committed high crimes or misdemeanors, Congress may overturn the election of the President and the will of the American people. It is therefore inexcusable to toy with the process and mislead the American public with such a statement.”

The House Intelligence chairman had given a “more dramatic” version of the phone call during his opening statement at the committee hearing featuring Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Thursday.

Schiff was called out for his version of the events and claimed later on during the hearing that what he said was “part in parody” of the actual conversation.

The unredacted transcript of the conversation was released a day prior to the hearing after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced an impeachment inquiry into the president regarding the whistleblower complaint surrounding the call.

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banstan
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philly- quit implying that you are the ONLY person who reads here. You ARE the ONLY person who sees what you say is contained in certain documents, but you are not the only person who reads those documents in their entirety.

banstan
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philly-“Got examples of what you are referring? I am not seeing what you assert.” You wouldn’t see it if it was right in front of your face, philly. You’ve shown your willing blindness on MANY occasions here. You seemed to have totally missed schitt’s “part in parody” comment right in this very article, for one example for you. If you need that explained for you, just say so.

General Confusion
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“Is it as “valid” a document as the Mueller Report is advertised to be? The whistleblower/spy report (written in parts provided by the whistleblower, DemocRAT politicians and the MSM) is – at best – a compilation of rumors and third handed hearsay.” Confused James No wonder you are so confused. Think about what you said here You said, above, that the whistleblower wrote his complaint using parts provided by politicians and media BEFORE it got leaked! That is pretty clairvoyant of him, isn’t it? It’s a good thing that the CIA controls that amazing mind and not some corporation or… Read more »

Blue
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Shifty Schiff is a prime example of why we desperately need Term Limits in Congress!!! He continues to act like the Clown he is!! Washington has become nothing more than a damn Circus, while all of the Democrats there are either the Clowns or Circus Animals!! Absolutely Pathetic!! I’m ashamed I EVER voted Democratic in the Past!! They’ve ALL gone Ape $hit Bonkers Crazy!! Smdh

Phyllis Softa
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The WH released a summary of the transcript of the phone conversation–not a complete transcript. WHAT in the WH released summary contradicts the whistleblower’s complaint? Please READ both before responding.

banstan
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When Trump is sarcastic, the dims call him a liar. When the dims are lying, they tell us they were joking.

James
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Rep Biggs should have gone a step farther and asked for Shifty Schiff to be removed from his chairmanship and possibly expelled from the House.

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