Adam Schiff censured by the House

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On Wednesday, June 21, the House censured California Rep. Adam Schiff for comments he made several years ago regarding investigations into Donald Trump’s connections to Russia, rebuking the Democrat and frequent critic of the former president.

Prior to the vote, Schiff was defiant, claiming he would wear the formal disapproval as a badge of honor and accusing his Republican colleagues of doing the president’s bidding. He becomes the 25th House lawmaker censured. Schiff, who is running for the Senate in California, said during debate over the measure, “Not one inch.”

It turned into a more celebratory atmosphere immediately after the vote, when Schiff had to appear in front of the chamber for formally censured. Hundreds of Democrats crowded to the front, clapping and cheering for Schiff and patting him on the back. They chanted “No!”, “Shame!”, “Adam! Adam!” and “Adam!”.

After a vote to kill the legislation failed Wednesday, the effort to censure Schiff, a key figure in the House investigation into Trump, cleared a procedural hurdle. After a similar measure failed last week, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a Florida Republican, led the effort with a revamped measure on the House floor to condemn his involvement in the Russian investigation and his investigation of Trump.

In the resolution, Schiff is accused of misleading the American people about the congressional investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign and for actions he took leading up to the first impeachment of the former president. Schiff has dismissed the allegations as “false and defamatory.”

In addition to Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga, Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Fairfax, Park La Brea and Hancock Park, Schiff represents a broad swath of communities in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

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