House Democrats voted 218-185 on Monday to table a GOP-sponsored censure motion against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
The motion concerned Schiff’s handling of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
The vote was along party lines, with Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) — an independent now after his previous stint as a Republican — voting with the Dems.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday in a statement, “Chairman Schiff is a great American patriot.”
“Our country is extremely well-served by his serious, smart, and strategic leadership to protect our elections,” she also said.
But more sentient analysts had different views of things.
Democrats just blocked an attempt to censure Adam Schiff
He has lied to the American people for 3 years about Russia
He is trying to overturn the result of the 2016 election in complete secrecy
Why are Nancy Pelosi and Democrats protecting him?
RT if you're FED UP!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 21, 2019
Kirk has it correct.
That such a kangaroo court as Schiff’s committee has been conducting could be held in Congress today should be embarrassing to any political party — even the Democrats.
Closed-door proceedings, fake transcripts, and withheld committee transcripts are all standard for the Dem-run House Intel Committee these days. And given the committee’s charge is overseeing the nation’s intelligence agencies, what are they doing investigating anything in this area anyway?
That is simply answered by the fact that Schiff was picked because he is a true believer in the Democrat fantasy of Trump’s ultimate evil — and will follow any order, no matter how absurd, to promulgate a mirage of facts to bolster that argument.
The sponsor of the Schiff censure motion, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), had this to say after the vote, in part: “Our work is far from over to hold Adam Schiff accountable for misleading the American people … Truth and justice will prevail.”
Our work is far from over to hold Adam Schiff accountable for misleading the American people and to defend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump against this unauthorized, secret, and partisan impeachment inquiry. Truth and justice will prevail. https://t.co/mmOMNmhZDM
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) October 22, 2019
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If House Dems think this is the end to the pushback on these star chambers, they have not calculated very well the resilience of the GOP minority — or the frustration of the American people in seeing national priorities go ignored while Democrat lawmakers decide to chase a wild goose.
But push on they will — as they have proven time and time again since November of 2016.
Democrats still have not accepted their loss at the hands of Donald Trump and the American people. Their sense of entitlement appears to be so deep, so all-pervading, that they decided likely within a day or two of their surprise loss that, democracy to the wind, they would never accept the legitimacy of the vote.
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Such is their actual commitment to representative government.
Then came everything in the kitchen sink from the Russian hoax, to more allegations of untoward behavior to women, to literal calls from the Hollywood branch of the Democratic Party for a military coup to oust the president from office.
Through it all, the president and the GOP have fought back tooth and nail — and that has driven the Dems to further flights of fancy.
It’s as if they are saying to President Trump what a nemesis of Austin Powers once exclaimed out of sheer desperation,:“Mr. Powers, why won’t you die?!”
President Trump himself backed the censure motion in a tweet that said, in part: “After what he [Schiff] got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote [for censure] cannot be honest … Are you listening, Dems?”
Censure (at least) Corrupt Adam Schiff! After what he got caught doing, any pol who does not so vote cannot be honest….are you listening Dems?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2019
As he so often does, the president nailed it.
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