Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, read what he later described as a "parody" of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. While Schiff apologized, Trump has called for his immediate impeachment.
Republicans sought to go after Schiff with a resolution for his censure while Schiff was outside of the United States. Generally, both parties refrain from trashing each other while they're on foreign soil. Most recently, Pelosi was asked questions about Trump during a European visit to commemorate D-Day in Normandy.
Republicans like Newt Gingrich promoted the "dishonesty" of Schiff on Fox News while other far-right Republican House members attacked Shiff while he was out of the country. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) similarly blasted Schiff.
Thank you Liz. Shows great Republican support! https://t.co/WsuTmv6Tfh— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1571704456.0
Trump went on a tirade tweeting several posts from Republican members bashing Schiff. He called it a "great vote" -- except he lost the vote.
Thank you Dan and Kevin. Great Vote! https://t.co/MMJ5SanakG— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1571704249.0
It prompted a considerable backlash against Trump, Cheney, and a slew of other Republicans online. You can see the best tweets below.
@realDonaldTrump POTUS, the GOP wanted this vote to fail. I don't believe they are on your side. If they would have… https://t.co/hXBeKcCwZl— President-elect B.T. Samuel 베아 (@President-elect B.T. Samuel 베아)1571704892.0
@realDonaldTrump The Democrats control the House of Representatives. The Republican Senate can’t touch Rep. Adam… https://t.co/DZCyZDzjvY— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1571704415.0
House Republicans are actually trying to censure @RepAdamSchiff while they are aiding and abetting the biggest croo… https://t.co/8XnhHwzQOF— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@Ryan Knight 🌹)1571691484.0
I know when the list of every Republican fool who votes for Schiff’s censure at the peril of our countries National… https://t.co/GLTKldxynq— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette)1571701692.0
A full on social blitz underway to support for Schiff censure. None of which means anything in the House chamber. https://t.co/2kfrdRafLr— Bill Rehkopf (@Bill Rehkopf)1571697469.0
Here's Trump making his case to censure Adam Schiff. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/U7I6bAnSbE— Bill Maxwell 😷 #BuildBackBetter (@Bill Maxwell 😷 #BuildBackBetter)1571672158.0
@RepKevinBrady @RepAdamSchiff I see you got the memo to try and divert attention from the criminal inhabiting the W… https://t.co/FDxRAZysiR— Heartofgold (@Heartofgold)1571704291.0
Lets censure some republicans now— WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸)1571703437.0
(Correction: A previous version of this story erroneously claimed that Adam Schiff had accidentally read a satirical article with a fake transcript of President Donald Trump’s call.)