If you didn’t know, California Democrat and Representative Adam Schiff is facing some rather serious consequences. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
You likely remember that Schiff was a major player in the first Trump impeachment, as well as the whole Russia collusion hoax. From 2017 to 2020, when Trump left office officially, it seemed that Schiff’s number one goal in life was to attack Trump and make it seem as if he was either unfit to lead or a criminal, if not both.
To do that, Schiff went to great lengths, even lying to Congress.
Now, with a Republican-led House of Representatives, he’s facing the penalties for those actions.
Last week, a resolution was put to the vote to have Schiff censored and basically branded as a liar for all time. He’s already been stripped of every committee seat and promotion he once held. Additionally, he was to be fined a whopping $16 million, about half of the cost of the special counsel investigation into the Russian collusion hoax Schiff insisted was true.
But that resolution was tabled, with not enough Republicans willing to vote for it.
To be clear, there are plenty of Republicans who want to see Schiff pay for his actions and words. Just maybe not to the tune of $16 million. According to some, it skirts on “cruel and unusual punishment.” Additionally, there is a possibility that it could violate the 27th Amendment, which deals with Congressional compensation.
However, that doesn’t mean Schiff is out of the hot water yet.
As most GOP members who didn’t vote had a problem with Schiff being fined, the resolution’s sponsor, Representative Anna Paulina Luna, has rewritten it to exclude the fine.
And so the plan is to have it reintroduced in the coming days. Without the fine, it’s very likely that the resolution to censure Schiff will be passed.
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) June 15, 2023
Schiff just might get his comeuppance yet. It’s about time.