Should Adam Schiff resign? | The Tylt
Republicans in Congress and the White House are calling for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign his position as the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The president and his supporters say Schiff perpetuated a false narrative about Trump and his potential illegal activities. Schiff, for his part, says that while he supports Robert Mueller and his investigation, he does not believe the conclusion of that investigation should be the end of all investigations into the president. What do you think?
Should Adam Schiff resign?
As soon as Barr's summary of the Mueller report was released, the president began calling for retribution against those he felt lead a wrongful investigation into him and his administration. First on that list was Adam Schiff. Per The Hill:
“Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!” the president said in an early morning tweet.
Nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff chairs, called for him to step down. Per NBC News:
Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, introduced the scathing letter during a public committee hearing Thursday and then read it aloud.
"Your willingness to continue to promote a demonstrably false narrative is alarming," Conaway said. "The findings of the special counsel conclusively refute your past and present exertions, and have exposed you of having abused your position to knowingly promote false information."
"Your actions both past and present are incompatible with your duty as chairman of this committee," Conaway added. "As such, we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your constitutional responsibility, and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee."
Schiff, however, says he still sees value in continuing the multiple investigations into the president he has been overseeing.
Schiff delivered a passionate speech defending both Robert Mueller's investigation and his decision to maintain his seat and continue the investigations.