By Juliegrace Bpufke | The Hill
Democrats in the House turned aside a GOP-led privileged resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday in a 218-185 vote.
Republicans and President Trump have increasingly targeted Schiff, a public face of the impeachment effort.
They have taken issue with Schiff’s exaggerated account of the details of President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a hearing in September. Schiff has defended his remarks as being an intentional parody of Trump’s comments.
Republicans also said Schiff should be rebuked for saying his committee did not have any contact with a whistleblower making allegations against Trump prior to the whistleblower’s submission of a complaint. It later emerged that the whistleblower had contacted the Intelligence panel and had spoken to a staffer for Schiff.
The California Democrat hit back against the effort on Twitter, saying GOP lawmakers are failing “to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history.”