In a party-line vote all of Alabama’s 6 Republican members of Congress voted to censure Congressman Adam Schiff, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. They once again backed a losing horse. The entire House voted 218-to-185 in favor of a procedural vote to table a censure resolution sponsored – of course – by that agent of discord and distraction, the House “Freedom” Caucus. The caucus chair, Rep. Andy Biggs, was the primary sponsor, and there were no co-sponsors.
NOTE: this vote was to “table” the resolution, meaning it was not an actual vote on the resolution itself, but rather a vote to set aside something so insignificant that it wasn’t worth wasting the House’s time on a debate and vote. Since we are currently looking down the barrel of another government shutdown, that’s a worthwhile strategy.
The full text of the resolution shows that the hard right of the GOP is still almost completely ignorant of irony, and unacquainted with self-reflection. Who could read this and not be tempted to counsel every person who cast a “yes” note to worry about the log in the eye of their own party instead of the speck in Adam Schiff’s?
Whereas these actions of Chairman Schiff misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives, and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties…
Hmmm… Misleading the American people, bringing disrepute, and making a mockery of a solemn constitutional duty. All eyes stray towards Pennsylvania Ave. and “Individual 1’s” Twitter account.
Hey, it least Rep. Biggs didn’t accuse Rep. Schiff of orchestrating a lynching. So that’s something.
Schiff responded to the party-line vote:
“It will be said of House Republicans, when they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history, they consoled themselves by attacking those who did.”