VIDEO: King Speaks in Support of House Resolution to Censure Rep. Adam Schiff for Misleading the American People
“They’re cherry picking quotes from the people that are testifying. They refused to allow us, just an hour ago, to read the Volker transcript. They are allowing no exculpatory evidence coming in that might defend our President, and there’s no representation for the President.”
Washington D.C- Congressman Steve King releases this video of remarks he made on the floor of the House of Representatives today in support of a resolution introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) that seeks to formally censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, for “conduct that misleads the American people” related to the September 26, 2019 House Intelligence Committee hearing on a whistleblower complaint regarding a telephone call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine . King is a cosponsor of the resolution, H. Res. 630.
To watch the video, click on the image above or on this link.
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It’s my privilege and honor to be recognized to address you here on the floor of the House of Representatives.
I come here to the floor to address circumstances that are historic in the way they are shaking the very foundation of this Republic. Our Constitution is under threat. Our Republic is under threat. There are secret meetings taking place down in the House Select Committee on Intel, the most confidential place in this place, but they’re talking about finding a way to impeach the President of the United States. They don’t have a charge, yet, they’re still looking for one.
We went through two years of the Mueller investigations, and now we’re grinding through this under the guidance of Adam Schiff. There’s a resolution here, that’s been presented to this floor, to censure him for the misinformation that came out, clearly, in front of all the public.
They’re cherry picking quotes from the people that are testifying. They refused to allow us, just an hour ago, to read the Volker transcript. They are allowing no exculpatory evidence coming in that might defend our President, and there’s no representation for the President. They have turned this committee into a partisan committee, and, Mr. Speaker, I’ll submit that it’s going to be awfully hard for this Select Committee to ever function again if it’s going to be a partisan secret committee attempting to overturn the election of the President of the United States.”
The censure resolution specifically references the actions taken by Rep. Schiff as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, when, during a hearing held on September 26, “instead of quoting directly from the available transcript, Chairman Schiff manufactured a false retelling of the conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky.” The resolution states, “this egregiously false and fabricated retelling had no relationship to the call itself” and these actions “misled the American people, bring disrepute upon the House of Representatives and make a mockery of the impeachment process, one of this chamber’s most solemn constitutional duties.”
The full text of H. Res. 630 can be read at this link.