A slim majority of House lawmakers voted on Wednesday to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California.
The measure passed along party lines, with 213 Republicans voting for it and 209 Democrats voting against it. Six GOP lawmakers voted present.
After House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the results of the vote, people began chanting in the congressional chamber.
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The resolution states that "the House of Representatives censures Adam Schiff ... for misleading the American public and for conduct unbecoming of an elected Member of the House of Representatives."
It states that the congressman "will forthwith present himself in the well of the House of Representatives for the pronouncement of censure" and "be censured with the public reading of this resolution by the Speaker." The censure also states that "the Committee on Ethics shall conduct an investigation into Representative Adam Schiff's falsehoods, misrepresentations, and abuses of sensitive information."
After McCarthy requested for Schiff to "present himself in the well," Democrats began applauding their colleague and then started chanting again.
When McCarthy sought to read the censure resolution, Democrats repeatedly interrupted.
Schiff, who has served in the House for more than two decades, is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat in the Golden State. Multiple candidates are vying to fill the seat that will be vacated by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who will not seek re-election in 2024.
"You honor me with your enmity. You flatter me with this falsehood," Schiff said during remarks ahead of the censure vote on Wednesday. "You who are the authors of a big lie about the last election must condemn the truth tellers. And I stand proudly before you."
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