Republicans prep formal rebuke of Schiff to defend Trump

House Republicans will force a vote to formally condemn Rep. Adam Schiff when they return from recess, their most aggressive offensive yet as the GOP fumbles for a strategy to beat back impeachment efforts.

The largely symbolic move, which won’t get approved by the Democrat-controlled House, is backed by the House’s highest-ranking Republicans and some of President Donald Trump’s close allies on Capitol Hill: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).