I have been playing catch-up on work for a client today, so I have missed the news. (But I did see some awesome rants from the blogfather, looking forward to reading them tomorrow.)
BREAKING: Rep. Anna Paulina Luna just walked off the House floor—after she read the resolution to censure and fine me $16 million.
The vote will be in the next 48 hours to distract from Trump’s indictment and retaliate against me for impeaching him.
But I’m not backing down.
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) June 13, 2023
Can they seriously fine a member of the house $16 million dollars? Don’t they have to have a reason? A real one, I mean, not just payback for impeachment and the Jan 6 committee.
It failed today, and she plans to do it again!
As I walked off the House Floor, @RepLuna, someone I've not met until today…
…A person I couldn’t have picked out of a lineup…
Told me she’s filing **another** censure resolution next week, “and this one will pass.”
They aren't giving up. But I’ve got news: neither am I.
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) June 14, 2023
Non-crazy Republicans in the House need to put this to bed. I see that 20 voted YEA today, so it failed. 120 need to stop this next one in its tracks. I mean seriously, if I were a Republican in the House (of course I wouldn’t be) it would be humiliating to be part of the House right now.
Back to my first question. Can they really fine a member $16 million, and is it enforceable? Or is it just performative?