U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) discussed the House Oversight Committee’s ongoing efforts to hold former House Judiciary Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) accountable for lying about the Trump-Russia investigation during an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures.
Earlier this month, the Florida congresswoman filed a motion to censure, condemn and impose a $16 million fine on Schiff for allegedly lying to the American people about the investigation. The move came not long after the Durham report confirmed that the FBI opened the Trump-Russia investigation without any significant evidence to back claims of collusion.
Schiff, however, while serving as House Judiciary chair, repeatedly claimed that he had seen exclusive evidence proving collusion between Trump and Russian intelligence agencies. “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,” the California congressman told Meet The Press in 2017.
“I will speak to Adam Schiff. Maria, I have a privilege 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” the freshman congresswoman told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “He is a criminal and Adam Schiff; you will be held accountable.”
She went on to reference Schiff’s claims of seeing a “smoking gun” that never materialized. “And yet, he was privileged to information that not even I or many of my colleagues would be able to see,” Paulina Luna went on to say. “He used that position. He absolutely aided and abetted a corrupt FBI into investigating a sitting president.”
In addition to bringing “dishonor to the House of Representatives,” Paulina Luna argued that Schiff “really destroyed the sense of comradery that we had in this country,” adding that the Trump-Russia investigation cost taxpayers 32-million-dollars.