UPDATE: Kean backs Schiff’s censure after “constitutional concerns” addressed

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to censure Adam Schiff on Wednesday (213 to 209), and this time Tom Kean Jr. (R, NJ-07) made good on his word to support the California Democrat’s formal reprimand after changes were made.

Kean had joined a sizable number of Republican members who voted against the original version of the censure resolution last week citing constitutional concerns over the multi-million dollar fine which was included as a penalty.

“I am deeply disturbed by the actions of Representative Schiff, which is why I supported his removal from the Intelligence Committee earlier this year. I share the concerns of my fellow Republican colleagues that a multi-million dollar financial penalty included in this resolution raises constitutional issues,” Kean explained at the time. “Without that provision included, I would support censuring Rep. Schiff and referring him to the Ethics Committee for further investigation.”

Here’s his latest statement:

 

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