Rep. Mike Conaway Confronts Adam Schiff in Explosive House Hearing: We ‘Urge Your Immediate Resignation
The calls from Republicans for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to step down as head of the House Intelligence Committee have been loud — in the days following the release of the four-page Mueller report summary. On Thursday, the call was made right to the Congressman’s face in an explosive clash.
At the outset of a House intel hearing on Thursday morning, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) called for Schiff to step down — a call which he said was supported by all nine Republican members of the committee.
“Your actions, both past, and present are incompatible with your duty of the chairman of this committee — which alone, in the House of Representatives — has the obligation and authority to provide effective oversight of the U.S. Intelligence community,” Conaway said. “As such we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee. Mr. Chairman, this letter is signed by all nine members of the Republican side of the committee, and I ask unanimous consent that it be entered into the record at today’s hearing.”
Schiff responded immediately after, and the clash exploded. We will have the video of Schiff’s response posted momentarily.