Moments ago, I spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to call for the censure of Chairman Adam Schiff.
On numerous occasions, he has used his position to mislead the American people. This censure resolution is about restoring a process that is fair, objective, and fact-based, and you can read it for yourself here.
“We have the solemn duty to find the facts. To be stewards of the truth. It is the truth that must guide our work. When the truth is contorted, twisted, and disregarded, the American people lose. The fabric of our institution starts to erode.
“Sadly, that is exactly what is happening with the House Intelligence Committee under the Democrat leadership. It should not have come to this.
“On numerous occasions—as outlined in this resolution—the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has used his position to mislead the American people.
“But this resolution is about more than the actions of any one individual. When false evidence is entered into the official record or communicated directly to the American people, the People’s House loses the credibility it needs to function properly. If that credibility is not restored—if the American people cannot trust that the process will be fair and that information will be honestly shared—they will lose trust in the soundness of our system of government.
“That is what this resolution is all about: To protect the integrity of our proceedings, which censure is designed to do. To restore a process that is fair, objective, and fact-based. And to reassure the American people that the stakes and intensity of our current debate will not overwhelm their government.
“We face a critical moment in the life of Congress and the history of this country. It should not have come to this, but it has. This is not a decision we take lightly, but it is the right thing to do.
“I urge all my colleagues to join me in support of this resolution.”