Rep. Matt Gaetez (R-FL) on Wednesday filed a resolution to remove House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the Committee and revoke his security clearance.
#BREAKING: Today I filed the “PENCIL Act,” expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that “Congressman Adam Schiff should be removed from the House Intelligence Committee and his security clearance immediately revoked.” pic.twitter.com/1FsMt6NUjr— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 11, 2019
Gaetz appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to explain why he filed the resolution.
“I have filed legislation today, sent to the House, that Adam Schiff needs to be removed from the Intelligence Committee, because how are the rest of us supposed to be able to rely on a man, who you just showed, lied to the American people when he said that there was not spying? Or when he lied and said that there was actual evidence of collusion or clear evidence of collusion?” Gaetz began.
“If Adam Schiff is able to review covert operations and intelligence, and if we have to rely on his representation, our whole system is broken," Gaetez said. "It would be like putting Lori Loughlin in charge of the college board. It would be like putting Jussie Smollett in charge of the hate crime of the FBI."
Others, including the nine Republicans on the Intelligence Committee, have called on Schiff to resign.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to Schiff. After all, he spent the last two years pushing the collusion story. And, even after Attorney General William Barr said no collusion took place between the Trump campaign and Russia, Schiff still continues to push the collusion theory. In fact, he wants even more investigations and testimony because he didn't like the results.