Not only did Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) kick Rep. Adam “Shifty” Schiff (D-CA) off the Intel Committee but now Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is making sure Shifty never sees classified information.
According to a report from The Daily Caller, Gaetz is even going as far as introducing the PENCIL Act; inspired by former President Donald Trump’s nickname for the California Rep: “Pencil-Neck.”
PENCIL stands for “Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses” Resolution.
“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,” Gaetz told the Caller before introducing the legislation.
“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,” Gaetz added.
Schiff announced Thursday that he will be running for U.S. Senate; he’s trying to replace Senator Diane Feinstein.
Feinstein is 89 years old.
“Our democracy is at great risk. Because GOP leaders care more about power than anything else. And because our economy isn’t working for millions of hard working Americans. We’re in the fight of our lives—a fight I’m ready to lead as California’s next U.S. Senator,” Schiff tweeted.
“I wish I could say the threat of MAGA extremists is over,” he said in a video on Twitter. “It is not. Today’s Republican Party is gutting the middle class, threatening our democracy. They aren’t going to stop. We have to stop them.”