House Dems may have impeached President Trump for so-called “abuse of power,” but Republican Rep. McCarthy turned the tables of them prior to the impeachment vote.
Yesterday, the California Republican leader introduced a resolution condemning abuses of power by Chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
In the resolution, McCarthy specifically listed multiple abuses, including Schiff’s false retelling of the Trump-Zelensky phone call before Congress.
Take a look:
Here's what the resolution says:
Disapproving the manner in which Chairman Adam B. Schiff and Chairman Jerrold Lewis Nadler have conducted Committee action during the Impeachment Inquiry of President Donald John Trump
Whereas, Chairman Schiff and Chairman Nadler willfully and intentionally violated the Rules of the House of Representatives by abusing and exceeding their powers as Chairmen of Committees;
Whereas, on September 9, 2019, without consultation of the Ranking Member, in violation of Committee Rule 9, Chairman Schiff, in coordination with the Committees on Oversight and Reform and Foreign Affairs announced a wide-ranging investigation into the '"Trump-Giuliani Ukraine scheme;"
Whereas, on September 26, 2019, in an unprecedented action, Chairman Schiff unilaterally released a redacted version of the August 2019 whistleblower complaint;
Whereas, on September 26, 2019, in his opening statement at a public hearing, Chairman Schiff engaged in a false retelling of the July 25, 2019 telephone conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky;
Townhall has more to say:
After the failed adjournment vote, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced a privileged resolution urging his colleagues to condemn the actions of Democratic Chairmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler for running an unfair impeachment process.
HAPPENING NOW ? Chairmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler have abused their power. I am calling for a vote on a privileged resolution to condemn their actions. pic.twitter.com/UaMfXBnGlg— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 18, 2019
"Chairman Schiff and Nadler willfully and intentionally violated the Rules of the House of Representatives by abusing and exceeding their powers as Chairmen of Committees," the resolution reads.
McCarthy also references some of Schiff’s “unprecedented” actions, including how he released a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint against Trump over the summer and proceeded to fabricate parts of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky in a congressional hearing.