On Tuesday, Representative Adam Schiff, D-California, started fundraising for his Senate campaign as soon as House Republicans moved to censure him over his remarks about the alleged collusion ties between Russia and former President Donald Trump.
Schiff took to Twitter to state that Representative Luna had left the House floor after reading a resolution “to censure” and fine him for $16 million. He added that the vote is going to take place within the next 48 hours and that it was just an attempt by the Republicans to draw attention away from Trump’s indictment. He further alleged that this was in retaliation for his participation in indicting Trump.
In a follow-up post, Schiff added that he would not stop “standing up” for democracy and he called for people to “chip in” if they were willing to support him.
Luna, R-Florida, introduced the resolution to censure and potentially fine Schiff in response to his efforts to promote the allegations that Trump had colluded with Russia in 2016 in order to win the White House election. These allegations were never proven to be correct.
On Tuesday afternoon Schiff posted a video online stating that the censure resolution was an “attack on democracy.” He added that the goal of those who were bringing this resolution forth was to “intimidate” and “silence” all those who have criticized former President Donald Trump. This was why he was being targeted as he had been part of the investigation into Trump and a part of his impeachment.