Video of a heckler confronting Rep. Adam Schiff in his home district of Burbank, California resurfaced this week on social media.
Others urge the House Intelligence Committee Chairman to “Move to Venezuela!”
“Move to Venezuela, Mr. Schiff!” one protester is heard saying in the clip.
The reemergence of the footage comes amid the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate.
Schiff has become the focus of much of the ire of Trump’s supporters, who echo the president’s accusations that Democrat-led impeachment proceedings are a “sham.”
The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump last month on charges of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress, setting up the trial in the Republican-led Senate.
Trump is expected to be acquitted in the 100-seat Senate, where Republicans hold 53 seats and a two-thirds vote is required to convict and remove a president from office.
On Monday, The New York Times reported that former national security adviser John Bolton has written in an unpublished book manuscript that Trump told him he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until Kiev helped with politically beneficial investigations, prompting fresh calls by Democrats for Bolton and other witnesses to testify at the trial.
Trump denied telling Bolton that he sought to use the aid to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter on corruption allegations.
Hunter Biden worked for a Ukrainian energy firm while his father was U.S. vice president.
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a sometime critic of Trump, said there was a growing likelihood that at least four Republican senators would choose to call for Bolton to testify, which would give Democrats the votes necessary to summon him.
(Reuters contributed to this report.)
- Rep. Adam Schiff.: Screen grab