Luna also sparred on Twitter with Massie. “Adam Schiff acted unethically but if a resolution to fine him $16 million comes to the floor I will vote to table it. (vote against it) In fact, I’m still litigating a federal lawsuit against Pelosi over a salary reduction she imposed on me for my refusal to wear a mask,” he wrote. “The Constitution says the House may make its own rules but we can’t violate other (later) provisions of the Constitution. A $16 million fine is a violation of the 27th and 8th amendments.”
20 Republicans voted w/ Dems to stop the ethics investigation, censure, & fine of Adam Schiff.So there is no confusion (as some did not accurately read the bill) I will be filing a privileged motion to censure & send Schiff to ethics for investigation. See you next week Adam. — Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (@RepLuna) June 14, 2023
After Massie responded that the resolution did not say campaign funds could be used to pay the fine, Luna spoke her mind.
The Constitution says the House may make its own rules but we can’t violate other (later) provisions of the Constitution.A $16 million fine is a violation of the 27th and 8th amendments. — Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) June 14, 2023
https://t.co/isg79POjKK — Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (@RepLuna) June 14, 2023“It’s a suggested fine that can be paid with campaign funds, like any other fine levied by Ethics. Again, this is not the same case as your’s and Pelosi’s. @repthomasmassie @amykremer. Massie knows this, he sits on Rules Committee,” she wrote. CORRECTION, June 19, 2023: House Resolution 437 would have censured and fined Rep. Adam Schiff. An earlier version of this article included a different description of the measure. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.