Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) fired back at House Republicans on Monday after the House rejected a GOP resolution to censure Schiff.
The resolution was rejected by the Democratic-led House in a 218-185 vote on Monday.
President Donald Trump and Republicans have repeatedly criticized Schiff, who as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee one of the leaders of the House’s impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Schiff drew a firestorm of criticism from Trump supporters after providing a largely made-up version of Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The resolution, introduced by Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-AZ), called for Schiff’s resignation and stated that Schiff’s remarks were an “egregiously false and fabricated retelling” that “had no relationship to the call itself.”
It also stated that Schiff had “misled the American people” and made “a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”
After the resolution failed Monday, Schiff scolded Republicans on Twitter, saying they “lacked the courage to confront” Trump, whom he dubbed “the most dangerous and unethical president in American history,” as reported by The Hill.
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.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 21, 2019