A Republican lawmaker has reportedly moved to force a vote on a resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this week, prompting the House to consider the measure.
The censure bill was brought to the floor as a privileged resolution on Tuesday by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), a member of the hardline Freedom Caucus, compel action on the legislation.
The bill is likely to be debated on Wednesday, according to House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.
Democrats may introduce a procedural move to table the resolution, which would essentially put an end to it, but doing so would need a majority of votes.
The House is anticipated to have a procedural vote on the resolution on Wednesday, according to the office of House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (Mass.).
On the same day that former President Trump, who was being investigated by Schiff, drawing ire from the GOP, pleaded not guilty to 37 counts after being indicted by the Justice Department on charges that he improperly retained classified documents and refused to turn them over, Luna introduced the resolution as a privileged resolution.
The proposal was initially made on May 23 by Luna, a supporter of Trump.
In response Schiff claimed the move was “false and defamatory” and insinuated it was merely a cynical attempt to score political points
Trump had been accused of conspiring with Russia in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election by Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee for years.