As President Trump and House Republicans demand House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)'s resignation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is standing strongly behind him.
Trump on Thursday morning said Schiff should be "forced to resign," and the Intelligence Committee's nine Republicans subsequently signed a letter calling for the California Democrat to step down, per CNN. Republicans said he "abused" his position to "knowingly promote false information" by saying publicly that there was evidence Trump's campaign colluded with Russia. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian election interference, saying Mueller did not determine there was collusion. Still, Schiff argued Wednesday that there is, in fact, evidence of collusion, per NBC News. He has also called for the full Mueller report to be released, saying Barr's summary is "biased."
Pelosi, who has called for the full report to be released as well and said Barr's summary is not sufficient, said she is "so proud" of Schiff's work and asked, "What is the president afraid of? Is he afraid of the truth?" She said that Republicans demanding Schiff's resignation are "just scaredy-cats" who are going after Schiff because of their "fear of the facts," saying he will make sure "the American people know the truth." Brendan Morrow
NEW: "I'm so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff," Speaker Pelosi says after GOP members of House Intel Committee call for his resignation.