A rising star in the Republican Party has lashed out at Rep. Adam Schiff and has vowed to go after the California Democrat with a vengeance.
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) described Schiff as a “criminal” and vowed that she would see him held “accountable” for lying about having ‘evidence’ of “Trump-Russia collusion” during the 2016 election cycle.
Several congressional investigations and, more recently, a probe by special counsel John Durham, have proven there was never any evidence to suggest then-GOP candidate Donald Trump was actively working with Russia to steal the election. In fact, the false collusion narrative came from his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, Durham found.
“I don’t want to go into specifics, but I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial. But as I’ve said all along, there’s plenty of evidence of collusion,” Schiff falsely claimed in 2017.
In a Sunday interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo, Luna said: “I will speak to Adam Schiff. Maria, I have a privileged resolution that I’m bringing to the floor, and we are going to fine that man 16 million dollars for using his position to lie to the American people.
“And ultimately push something that not only destroyed our country, ripped us apart and I believe, maybe even permanently damaging foreign relations. He is a criminal,” she declared.
“What he did was wrong. Adam Schiff, you will be held accountable,” Luna vowed before continuing.
“He was privileged to information that not even I or many of my colleagues would be able to see. He used that position. He absolutely aided and abetted a corrupt FBI into investigating a sitting president,” she said.
“He brought dishonor to the House of Representatives and really destroyed the sense of comradery that we had in this country.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert lent her voice last month to the growing chorus of Republican lawmakers ready to oust Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) from the House after Durham’s bombshell report dropped in May.
Durham was appointed by former Attorney General Bill Barr in 2019 to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe known as “Operation Crossfire Hurricane.”
On Monday, Sean Davis, the co-founder and CEO of The Federalist, took to Twitter to share a series of tweets disclosing that his publication had obtained the 306-page report and proceeded to outline several of the conclusions reached within it.
“Special prosecutor John Durham concluded that ‘neither U.S. nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation,’” Davis wrote.
Boebert and others want him ousted from Congress for repeatedly misleading his constituents and the American public.
This is how it is done. Schiff is a complete disgrace to Congress and has no place in this great institution.
I look forward voting to expel him without a second of hesitation. https://t.co/BBCRSKaLrW
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 17, 2023
“This is how it is done. Schiff is a complete disgrace to Congress and has no place in this great institution. I look forward to voting to expel him without a second of hesitation,” she tweeted in support of fellow GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, who introduced a measure to expel him on Wednesday.