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House to vote on censuring, investigating and possibly fining Adam Schiff over Trump impeachment

Schiff previously served as a top member of the House Intelligence Committee, but he was expelled from the panel earlier this year.

Published: June 14, 2023 7:27am

The House will vote as soon as Wednesday to censure, investigate and possibly even fine California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff $16 million over his role in the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., called the resolution to the floor Tuesday, forcing the House to act on the legislation. The measure is likely to come to the floor Wednesday, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., said, according to The Hill.

The censure would be "for conduct that misleads the American people in a way that is not befitting an elected Member of the House of Representatives," the resolution filed by Luna states.

"Whereas the American taxpayers paid $32 million to fund the investigation into collusion that was launched as a result of Representative Schiff’s lies, misrepresentations, and abuses of sensitive information ... if it is determined by an investigation conducted by the Committee on Ethics that Representative Schiff lied, made misrepresentations, and abused sensitive information, he should be fined in the amount of $16,000,000," the resolution also states.

Schiff, who is running for the seat of California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, led the first impeachment inquiry of Trump, which involved allegations that the former president colluded with Russia before the 2016 presidential election.

The House ultimately voted to impeach Trump on allegations that he abused his power and obstructed Congress, but he was later acquitted in the Senate.

Schiff previously served as a top member of the House Intelligence Committee, but he was expelled from the panel earlier this year.

Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar was the most recent member of Congress to be censured after he posted a cartoon video showing him attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.