Schiff Under Fire for Citing Alleged White House Threat to Punish Dissenting Senators

Posted on January 25, 2020 8:37 am

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Senate Republicans on Friday slammed Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) after the House’s lead prosecutor repeated reporting that the White House had threatened to put senators’ “head[s]” on a “pike” if they did not vote to acquit President Donald Trump.

Schiff’s use of the anonymously sourced CBS News report of the threat went over like a “lead balloon” with its intended audience, Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) told Fox News.

“It wasn’t just me who reacted that way,” he said. “I think every member of the Senate Republican conference, all 53 of us, simultaneously, audibly groaned. We were very upset, and