On Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) showed support for the resolution introduced by Rep Andy Biggs that seeks to condemn and censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) who is leading the investigations in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
This censure resolution was formed by Representatives Andy Biggs and sponsored by 150 House Republicans. This censure resolution also garnered support from Trump who called for House Republicans and “honest” Democrats to vote to censure Adam Schiff.
In the resolution tweeted out by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) it details the instances where the House Republicans feel that Schiff has misled the American people. This includes the retelling of the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian President along with saying that the Committee hadn’t spoken directly with the whistleblower when Schiff had met with the whistleblower prior to the complaint being filed.
McCarthy said in a tweet on Oct 16, 2019 that the censure resolution was to restore the impeachment process to something that was fair, objective and fact-based.
This censure resolution was filed as privileged so it then takes precedent over the regular business occurring in the House of Representatives and will have to be acted on in two businesses days.
A censure is a vote to disapprove a member of the House’s behavior or conduct. If this resolution passes, Schiff would have to stand at the “well” of Congress and receive a reading of the censure resolution by the Speaker of the House.