10/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 19:44
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, the House of Representatives tabled Congressman Andy Biggs' motion to condemn and censure Adam Schiff. The vote, along partisan lines, allowed Chairman Adam Schiff to escape formal House discipline for his abhorrent behavior. The resolution specifically condemned his false retelling of the conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky during a recent Congressional hearing, for spreading false accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, and for concealing his dealings with the whistleblower from the rest of the Intelligence Committee and lying to the American public about it.
Before the vote, 184 Members of Congress cosponsored the motion.
Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
'I am disappointed that my Democrat colleagues failed to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives by condemning the actions of Chairman Adam Schiff. An impeachment proceeding to remove a duly elected President is one of the most solemn decisions a Member of Congress may be forced to make in their tenure. Instead of operating with integrity, Adam Schiff misled the American people about the content of the transcript being used to drive the most recent impeachment narrative against President Donald Trump. Mr. Schiff may not have been held accountable tonight, but the American people are very much aware of his reckless disregard for the truth. They will not tolerate his calculated words and actions as he continues his secret, unauthorized impeachment inquiry to undermine the will of the American people.'
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.