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More Republicans signal support for revised Adam Schiff censure resolution

Democrats are less hopeful that they will succeed in defeating the resolution this time.

Published: June 20, 2023 8:11am

More Republicans are indicating that they will support the revised resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., after the GOP-backed proposal failed in the House last week.

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla, removed the portion of her resolution that stated Schiff will be fined $16 million if the House Ethics Committee found he "lied, made misrepresentations, and abused sensitive information" during his efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump, according to Punchbowl News on Tuesday.

The House voted 225-196 last week to table the censure resolution, with 20 Republicans joining with the chamber's Democrats.

Luna's previous resolution said the $16 million fine was because Schiff's claims led to the $32 million federal investigation into allegations that the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. 

With the fine removed from the resolution, at least eight Republican lawmakers indicated that they would support the new proposal, including Reps. David Valadao, Thomas Massie, Kelly Armstrong, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Steve Womack, Juan Ciscomani, Jay Obernolte and Young Kim.

Democrats plan to try and table the motion again with the hopes that seven Republicans will vote with them, but they are less hopeful that they will succeed in defeating the resolution, according to senior aides.

The most recent member of Congress to be censured is Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting a cartoon of 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.

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