|Adam Schiff and Matt gaetz
Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of Trump’s most loyal defenders, has introduced the ‘PENCIL Act’ to remove House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the panel and have his security clearance revoked.
: 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
Dubbed the “PENCIL Act,” an apparent reference to President Trump mocking Schiff as “little pencil neck,” the Wednesday motion claimed Schiff “could no longer be trusted by his colleagues in Congress or the American people” and accused him of making false statements and slandering Trump.
Republicans have hit Schiff with an avalanche of criticism since Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference in 2016.
Barr said Mueller’s core findings did not find sufficient evidence to charge anyone associated with Trump’s campaign with conspiring with Russia.