Last week, Florida Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna filed a resolution to censure California Democrat Adam Schiff that includes fining him for half of the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia Collusion investigation, the Washington Examiner reported.
Luna’s resolution calls for Schiff to pay $16 million “for his egregious abuse of trust” in promoting the RussiaGate hoax.
In a tweet last Tuesday, Luna said she and her Republican colleagues are looking forward to voting on the resolution “to hold this feckless man accountable.”
On May 17, Luna filed a motion to expel Congressman Schiff after the release of special counsel John Durham’s report, which found that the FBI did not have sufficient evidence to investigate alleged connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Schiff became a media celebrity after Trump took office for his promotion of the phony Russia collusion narrative. The California Democrat frequently claimed to have secret evidence proving that the Trump campaign was in league with the Kremlin, however, no such evidence ever emerged.
In a statement after filing her motion to expel Schiff, Luna accused the California Democrat of lying to the American people and using his position on the House Intelligence Committee to “push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Schiff responded to Luna’s motion by claiming that “MAGA Republicans” are going after “anyone who defends the rule of law.”
Last week, in a tweet responding to Luna’s privileged resolution, Schiff blasted “MAGA extremists” for filing a resolution to “censure and fine me $16 million” for what he claimed was standing up to “Donald Trump and his allies.”
Schiff complained that while the country is “8 days away from defaulting” on the national debt, the Speaker of the House and “his MAGA allies” are trying to silence him.
While it is unclear if Luna’s resolution will pass, if Schiff is censured and fined, it could harm his chances to succeed Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2024. Schiff, along with California Reps. Barbara Lee and Katie Porter, is running to replace the retiring Feinstein.