Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution on Thursday that would bar Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from accessing classified information, following Schiff’s ouster from the House Intelligence Committee and just as the California congressman announced a Senate run.
The resolution is titled the “Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses Resolution,” or the “PENCIL Resolution.” The title is a reference to former President Donald Trump’s nickname for Schiff, “Pencilneck.”
Gaetz’s resolution would express the sense of the U. S. House of Representatives that Schiff should not have access to classified information, should be investigated by the House Ethics Committee, and should have his comments made during any proceeding of Congress regarding Russian Collusion and the Trump campaign officially struck from the record.
Congressman Adam Schiff led the effort for years to weaponize lies from the Clinton campaign and a corrupt Department of Justice to smear President Trump while destroying any trust the country had left in America’s intelligence agencies. Speaker McCarthy kept his promise to remove Rep. Schiff from the Intelligence Committee, and with the PENCIL Resolution, we will express the sense of Congress that he should be barred from accessing any classified information at all. He can no longer be trusted by his colleagues in Congress or the American people.... (Read more)
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