McCarthy also doesn’t want Rep. Adam Schiff on the Intelligence Committee.
If current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy becomes Speaker of the House he wants to kick Rep. Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Reps. Erioc Swalwell and Adam Schiff off the Intelligence Commitee.
Mike blogged about McCarthy’s comments this weekend. The GOP House leader wants Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee due to her rampant anti-Semitism.
McCarthy said: “I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise.”
Omar had to respond:
“From the moment I was elected, the Republican Party has made it their mission to use fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism to target me on the House floor and through millions of dollars of campaign ads,” said Omar. “McCarthy’s effort to repeatedly single me out for scorn and hatred—including threatening to strip me from my committee—does nothing to address the issues our constituents deal with. It does nothing to address inflation, health care, or solve the climate crisis.”
Um, McCarthy’s comments were all about her anti-Semitic comments. We have receipts, Omar.
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McCarthy also said Swalwell did not qualify for the committee because of his “prior association with a Chinese spy.” He doesn’t think Schiff deserves a spot since he is obssessed with Russian collussion:
“One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector,” said McCarthy. “Why would we ever give him a security clearance and the secrets to America? So, I will not allow him to be on” the House Intelligence Committee.
“You have Adam Schiff, who lied to the American public time and again – we will not allow him to be on the [Intelligence] Committee either,” McCarthy added. “Look at Congresswoman Omar, her antisemitic comments that have gone forward. We’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs.”
Swalwell told Fox News to “circle back if Kevin McCarthy becomes speaker.”
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The Democrats have no right to whine becase soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi set the precedent:
NEWT GINGRICH: I think Nancy Pelosi set the precedent. She did something that had never been done before and reached into the minority party to decide who could and could not serve on some committees. I think Kevin McCarthy is following her precedent. So the Democrats have nothing to complain about because they started this dance and frankly, the three people he’s picked so totally deserve to be kicked off committees.
It’s unbelievable. Adam Schiff made a career out of lying to the American people while serving as chairman of the Intelligence Committee without any question, just plain, flat-out lying. Swalwell has had a relationship with a Chinese communist. That’s unimaginable for somebody who’s going to have security clearance. And of course, Omar is a viciously anti-Israel, antisemitic orator who has consistently violated the norms of civilized behavior. So I think those are three pretty good targets. And I commend Speaker-designate McCarthy for taking them head-on.
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