Seventy three House Republicans have backed a resolution to condemn House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for reading a “parody” version of the transcript from President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The 73 lawmakers cosponsored House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Bigg’s resolution that would condemn Schiff for reading the fabricated version of the conversation between Trump and Zelensky.
The legislation has continued to gain strong support amid reports that Adam Schiff knew about the whistleblower before the complaint was filed..
Two weeks ago, the resolution quickly gained 18 cosponsors. Last week, it was reported that 61 lawmakers have cosponsored the resolution. Now, as of Monday, the legislation has 73 cosponsors.
When Andy Biggs introduced the bill, he said Schiff’s stunt was “inexcusable” to “mislead the American public with such a statement.”
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Republican Conference chairwoman Liz Cheney have also sponsored the resolution to condemn Schiff.
McCarthy wrote on Twitter last week:
“Chairman Adam Schiff has been lying to the American people for years. Now he is so desperate to damage the president that he literally made up a false version of a phone call. Enough is enough. I have signed a resolution to censure Schiff in the House of Representatives.”
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