Byrne, Rogers support formal censure of Adam Schiff — ‘We have to fight back’
Congressmen Bradley Byrne (AL-01) and Mike Rogers (AL-03) have joined a resolution to officially condemn and censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) for misleading the public during a hearing last week with a false retelling of a conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky.
The resolution was filed by Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ).
In a statement, Byrne outlined the background behind the censure effort.
“Last week, Adam Schiff used his opening statement to pass off as real a completely fabricated retelling of President Trump’s phone conversation with the Ukrainian President,” Byrne explained.
“His imagined conversation is clearly and entirely contradicted by the transcript of the call – the same transcript House Democrats did not wait to receive before launching their phony impeachment efforts,” he continued.
Byrne then said, “Adam Schiff’s scheme to mislead the American people through lies and deception is just a further example of why this whole impeachment charade is a sham. The American people are sick of this political posturing, and the House should do all in its power to protect what integrity remains of this institution by formally condemning his behavior and ending this politically-motivated impeachment inquiry.”
In an exclusive comment to Yellowhammer News, Byrne added, “The Democratic Party is losing any credibility they had left with Adam Schiff as their mouthpiece. The Democrats’ unjustified, politically-motivated impeachment inquiry is just an attempt to hurt President Trump ahead of the 2020 election. We have to fight back against these attacks against our President— censoring Schiff and putting an end to all of the lies is the first step.”
Rogers made his thoughts clear on Twitter.
Chairman Schiff peddled lies during the Russian hoax and now he is doing the same with the impeachment scam. This sort of petty behavior has no place in Congress. #AL03
— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) October 3, 2019
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn