WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after Democrats voted to table Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-Ariz.) resolution to condemn and censure Chairman Adam Schiff for falsifying the Ukraine transcript during a House Intelligence Committee hearing:

“Chairman Schiff has made a mockery of the House’s authority, reputation, and grave responsibility. Throughout the pointless investigation into the debunked Democrat claim of Russian collusion, and now during this sham impeachment process, Chairman Schiff has repeatedly lied to and misled the American people. Chairman Schiff cannot be trusted to conduct a fair and open impeachment inquiry, because he cannot be trusted to tell the truth. He is only concerned with furthering his partisan anti-Trump agenda.

“I applaud Rep. Andy Biggs’ efforts to hold Chairman Schiff accountable for his actions. Shame on Democrats who, once again, protected Chairman Schiff from any consequences.”