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[H. Res. 604 Introduced in House (IH)]


  1st Session
H. RES. 604

 Condemning and censuring Adam Schiff, Representative of California's 
                      28th Congressional District.



                           September 27, 2019

Mr. Biggs submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                          Committee on Ethics



 Condemning and censuring Adam Schiff, Representative of California's 
                      28th Congressional District.

Whereas, President Trump released the transcript of a call between him and the 
        President of Ukraine;
Whereas, President Trump subsequently released the whistleblower complaint of 
        August 12, 2019;
Whereas, in a September 26, 2019, hearing on the whistleblower complaint, House 
        Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff purported to relay the 
        content of the phone call to the American people;
Whereas, instead of quoting directly from the available transcript, Chairman 
        Schiff manufactured a false retelling of the conversation between 
        President Trump and President Zelensky;
Whereas, this egregiously false and fabricated retelling had no relationship to 
        the call itself;
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 
Whereas, for more than two years, Chairman Schiff has spread false accusations 
        that the Trump Campaign colluded with Russia;
Whereas, on March 20, 2017, then-Ranking Member Schiff read out false 
        allegations from the Steele dossier accusing numerous Trump associates 
        of colluding with Russia;
Whereas, then-Ranking Member Schiff falsely claimed in a March 2017 interview to 
        have ``more than circumstantial evidence'' of collusion with Russia;
Whereas, then-Ranking Member Schiff negotiated with Russian comedians who he 
        believed to be Ukrainian officials to obtain materials to damage the 
        President of the United States politically;
Whereas, members of the Intelligence Committee have lost faith in his 
        objectivity and capabilities as Chairman, with every Republican member 
        on the Committee having signed a letter calling for his immediate 
        resignation as Chairman; and
Whereas, Chairman Schiff has hindered the ability of the Intelligence Committee 
        to fulfill its oversight responsibilities of the Intelligence Community, 
        an indispensable pillar of our national security: Now therefore, be it
    Resolved, That--
            (1) the House of Representatives censures and condemns 
        Representative Adam Schiff for conduct that misleads the 
        American people in a way that is not befitting an elected 
        Member of the House of Representatives;
            (2) Representative Adam Schiff will forthwith present 
        himself in the well of the House for the pronouncement of 
        censure; and
            (3) Representative Adam Schiff will be censured with the 
        public reading of this resolution by the Speaker.

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