Rep. Anna Paulina Luna of Florida reportedly submitted a motion on Wednesday night to eject Rep. Adam Schiff, the former chair of the House Intelligence Committee and the top Democrat, from Congress on the grounds that he misled the American people about the Trump-Russia probe.
After the Durham report identified severe FBI failings and no proof that Donald Trump’s campaign had coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, Republicans, like Luna, have been outspoken that Congress should bear the repercussions for the findings.
“Adam Schiff lied to the American people. He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman. He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives,” A press release from Luna read.
The Justice Department published the complete report, which is more than 300 pages long and after a year-long investigation, on Monday, May 15.
After the rookie representative made her declaration, Schiff retaliated.
The Constitution grants Congress the power to remove judges and federal officials from office, but it forbids Congress from removing any of its own members.
However, a two-thirds majority vote is needed to expel a member of Congress.