Resolution to censure Democrat Rep Schiff over collusion narrative clears hurdle, goes to final vote
Democrats hope to table the motion, but they are less hopeful they will succeed this time around.
The GOP-led House on Wednesday advanced a resolution to censure Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff for pushing the narrative that the 2016 Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia, despite knowing it was untrue.
Republican members advanced their effort to censure Schiff by failing to supply enough votes to a Democratic-led effort to stop the resolution.
The vote was 208-218, along party lines.
Members plans to vote later in the day on the censure, which is expected to pass after failing last week.
The first resolution failed in a 225-196 vote with 20 Republicans joining Democrats to table the resolution.
That resolution was proposed by Florida GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna and included a $16 million fine, which at least some of the 20 found too extreme and perhaps unconstitutional.
The new resolution does not include the fine, which supporters said was half the cost of the Trump-Russia investigation that Luna said was launched because of lies by Schiff, who was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff has already been blocked from sitting on the chamber's Intelligence panel.
Schiff tweeted late Tuesday evening about the censure resolution, "MAGA Republicans will do anything to distract from Trump’s indictment."