House Democrats put forward on Wednesday a motion to table (or kill) a Republican led effort to censure Rep. Adam Schiff.
The vote was 225 to 196 with 20 Republicans voting with Democrats to table the resolution.
The resolution to censure Schiff was brought by Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, which broadly criticized Schiff on his role in investigations of the former president. Republicans said Schiff made reckless and unsubstantiated claims.
The text of the proposal also stated that if an Ethics Committee investigation were to determine that Schiff “lied, made misrepresentations and abused sensitive information,” he should be fined $16 million.
Schiff called the resolution false and defamatory as his work aimed to hold Donald Trump accountable.
The House Republicans who voted to block the censure were:
Kelly Armstrong (N.D.), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (Ore.), Juan Ciscomani (Ariz.), Tom Cole (Okla.), Warren Davidson (Ohio), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Kay Granger (Texas), Garret Graves (La.), Thomas Kean Jr. (N.J.), Kevin Kiley (Calif.), Young Kim (Calif.), Mike Lawler (N.Y.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Tom McClintock (Calif.), Mark Molinaro (N.Y.), Jay Obernolte (Calif.), Mike Simpson (Ind.), Mike Turner (Ohio), David Valadao (Calif.) and Steve Womack (Ark.).