Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), one of the primary figures behind the congressional investigation into Russia’s alleged support for former President Donald Trump’s campaign, was censured by a vote of 213-209 in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
BREAKING: The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to censure Rep. Adam Schiff by vote of 212-208.
He will now be referred to ethics for an investigation. pic.twitter.com/Q83Ryp4TWP
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 21, 2023
Censures are formal expressions of disapproval that do not result in removal from office; in theory, censure can negatively impact a representative’s stature and relationships in Congress; however, Schiff was primarily supported by his Democratic colleagues and censured by Republicans alone.
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