President Donald Trump's allies are out for vengeance after Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report indicated that the Special Counsel could not establish collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
Now, they're calling for one of the loudest voices in support of a full and thorough investigation to step down. Among them are chief Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway.
"Adam Schiff should resign," Conway said during a segment on Fox & Friends, adding "Somebody should have put him under oath and said you have evidence, where is it?"
GOP leaders are demanding that Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) be removed from his position as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has his back.
"Chairman Schiff has done an outstanding job and that’s the reason why he’s subject to these ridiculous attacks," said Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne. "Democrats aren’t going to be intimidated by the White House or Congressional Republicans."
Pelosi fires back after Conway calls for Schiff resignation: We’re not “going to be intimidated”… https://t.co/E3TPN5E6h0— The Hill (@The Hill) 1553538842.0
Twitter users applauded her position.
@thehill Madame Speaker has spoken! 👍💃— Rose (@Rose) 1553539094.0
@thehill The respect that I have for this woman grows by the day. A true profile in courage @SpeakerPelosi— Joanne Tica (@Joanne Tica) 1553539056.0
Schiff's committee is investigating whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General Barr's summary of the Mueller Report asserted that the Special Counsel couldn't establish that there was collusion between Trump and Russia.
@thehill The cognitive dissonance of the GOP Trumpers is amazing to behold.— Vancouver Ranter (@Vancouver Ranter) 1553540058.0
Schiff's plans to continue his investigation isn't sitting well with the GOP. In addition to Conway's outspoken criticism of Schiff, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says the Schiff "owes the American public an apology."
"Schiff has met the standard that he has imposed on other members of Congress of when they should step back from their positions. He has exceeded that standard, and there is no question he should step down from the Intel chairmanship," said McCarthy.
@politico McCarthy demands. 😂🤣😂😂🤣— Timmy (@Timmy) 1553534337.0
@politico I'd like an apology and resignation from Trump just for Puerto Rico.— Jhobbs (@Jhobbs) 1553543513.0
If the Trump administration has nothing to hide, Schiff's investigation won't turn up any damning information. Let's see how this plays out, shall we?