With Her 'Important Question' Answered, Rep. Stefanik Tells Schiff to Step Down As Intel Chairman

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Posted: Oct 03, 2019 9:15 AM
With Her 'Important Question' Answered, Rep. Stefanik Tells Schiff to Step Down As Intel Chairman

Source: Twitter screen grab via Elise Stefanik

At last week's House Intelligence Committee hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Chairman Adam Schiff took it upon himself to improvise the transcript of the July call between Presidents Trump and Zelensky. Schiff said at the opening of the hearing that Trump told the Ukrainian leader, "I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent."

The transcript does not say that, and it does not show evidence of quid pro quo. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was one of the Republicans on the panel to call Schiff out for his misleading parody.

On Wednesday, we caught wind of a new report that Schiff had access to the whistleblower complaint over a month ago. But instead of alerting his committee, he kept it to himself. This new intel answered a question that Stefanik had last week, and for her it's the last straw.

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said he wasn't surprised by Schiff's behavior. He's witnessed his colleague "lying to the American people" for years. He, too, is out of patience and signed a resolution to censure Schiff. 

President Trump did them one better. He told Schiff to resign from Congress.