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Omar, Swalwell Snipe at McCarthy for His Promise to Keep Them Off House Commitees

Omar, Swalwell Snipe at McCarthy for His Promise to Keep Them Off House Commitees

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.

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.”

More receipts:

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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2smartforlibs | November 21, 2022 at 5:09 pm

We hate Trump he can’t run. What yo[u kicking us off the committees why??


     
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    Connivin Caniff in reply to 2smartforlibs. | November 21, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Yeah, but what will be really infuriating for the ‘Rats is that the new Republican Speaker of the House is also the ex officio Big Boss of the Capitol Police: “I’m the new Boss, lads. I want those 4,000 hours of video in my office by noon tomorrow!”


       
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      clintack in reply to Connivin Caniff. | November 22, 2022 at 8:24 am

      Pretty sure that video has been handed over to the shiny new Special Counsel, who will refuse to let Congress have them back because they are part of an ongoing investigation.


         
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        Connivin Caniff in reply to clintack. | November 22, 2022 at 9:25 am

        Then cut off all their funds and impeach every last one of these DOJ Insurrectionists disobeying a valid order of the House. There is no sacred “part of a continuing investigation” and in any event that would not apply anyway to videos taken in a public place (which should also be available to the political prisoners in D.C. jail under Brady.) Also go for contempt and also mandamus the DOJ in that regard. If necessary, go all the way to the Supreme Court on the issue of the Executive Branch materially impeding the work of the legislative branch.


     
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    CoolCzech in reply to 2smartforlibs. | November 23, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    So Swalwell will have more time to bed down with cute little Chinese honeypots.

    What’s he complaining about?

McCarthy ain’t my cup of tea. A lotta RINO there. As the adage goes, if ya don’t expect much, ya won’t have too much disappointment.

One thing he could do is reinstate the no-hat/no-headcoverings when on the House floor. Ugly Nancy undid that rule to accommodate one hateful, ungrateful, and very ungracious person.


     
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    Paul in reply to fscarn. | November 21, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    The Dims would ‘find their religion’ in a heartbeat if he did that. It would be worth it just to laugh at their hypocrisy if nothing else.


     
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    CommoChief in reply to fscarn. | November 21, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Meh, that seems a bit targeted and spiteful towards those who embrace female modesty in their daily lives. Not to say that Omar isn’t a what you stated she is. I honestly don’t have a huge issue with someone who chooses a head scarf (Hijab) and modest dress without the extreme of a Niqab (veil + headscarf) or a Burka.

    The Hijab seems a good compromise for the West to tolerate and accept. It seems feminine and not at all threatening to me but obviously everyone has their own opinions. I believe we should make sure women have the choice to don it or not based on their own beliefs and wishes.


       
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      healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      I just think of Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hiding a Voldemort symbiont underneath his headdress.


       
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      scooterjay in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

      There is a difference between a modest woman and women that have to be forced into modesty because her brothers cannot control their wicked urges.


       
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      JohnSmith100 in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      The West should not offer any compromise, these are people who will unmercifully demand more and more compromises. better to draw a line in the sand right away.


         
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        CommoChief in reply to JohnSmith100. | November 22, 2022 at 8:01 am

        That would also describe any other group or individual who disagrees with the majority. It’s a very common strategy to ask for a slice, then two, then half a loaf while seeking the whole loaf.


       
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      mailman in reply to CommoChief. | November 22, 2022 at 2:26 am

      There can be no compromise with people who hate you for the crime of disagreeing with them.

      Also, the women of Iran are being raped and murdered for daring to uncover their heads.


         
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        CommoChief in reply to mailman. | November 22, 2022 at 7:58 am

        You skipped over the part where I very clearly stated that in the West we should ensure it is a choice to wear a headscarf. You wanna go to Iran and become a social activist have at it.

        Muslims don’t hate us for daring to disagree fyi. That is far too simplistic. Many do have a level of contempt for aspects of modern western culture. In fact some of that content is rooted in many of the same things we don’t like about our modern culture.


           
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          txvet2 in reply to CommoChief. | November 22, 2022 at 4:38 pm

          “”Muslims don’t hate us for daring to disagree fyi””

          No, they just want to kill us over it.


           
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          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | November 22, 2022 at 6:21 pm

          TXVET2,

          If you want to be concerned about foreigners who dislike the USA, it’s Citizens and it’s culture…start with the Europeans. The Germans and French in particular really do not like us very much at all.

          Their establishment/credentialed class would happily see us taken down several pegs and actively seek to do just that. They have literally made things worse for themselves in some instances where the alternative was to allow the US a success.

          I spent a while lot of time in Muslim Nations on three continents. Frankly, I am less than concerned with Dudes that want to live a 7th century lifestyle. It’s the potential foes with modern ideas, thought processes and modern tech that scare me.


     
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    jb4 in reply to fscarn. | November 21, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    McCarthy has his own problems – getting elected Speaker by the whole House. Some Republicans have said they will not vote for him and they have almost none to spare.


       
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      Gosport in reply to jb4. | November 21, 2022 at 8:50 pm

      Which is exactly why he did this and did it now.

      It’s McCarthy trying to pee on a political bush to mark his domain prior to the Speaker election.


     
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    JR in reply to fscarn. | November 21, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    It’s just a head scarf. Of all the things to complain about concerning Omar, this seems to be the least of them.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to fscarn. | November 21, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Absolutely not. Omar or no Omar, that rule was outdated and irrational.

    Also, even if it’s reinstated it would have to have an exception for religious headgear. Otherwise it would be unconstitutional, as a de facto violation of the religious tests clause.

    But there’s no need for special religious exemptions since the whole rule shouldn’t exist in the first place, so it’s a good thing Pelosi dropped it.


 
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diver64 | November 21, 2022 at 5:48 pm

I wondered how long into the comment it would take the Somali who married her brother to scream racism and it was first sentence. Surprised it wasn’t first word


 
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JohnSmith100 | November 21, 2022 at 6:12 pm

Omar is probably the dumbest member of Congress. We need to institute a minimum IQ requirement both for entry into America and to run for office


 
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Ironclaw | November 21, 2022 at 6:48 pm

Hey, he didn’t make her say all that jew-hating stuff and he didn’t make Swallowell f*ck a chinese spy. But they should be held accountable for those things.

Why only those 3? There are at least 30 more who shouldn’t be on ANY committee.

McCarthy is a piker, making the smallest gestures he thinks he has to make in order to get a job that’s too big for him.

Consider McCarthy’s yanking the Three Stooges off their committees a bit of “pour encourager les autres.” Democrats (at least those with residual sanity) will know if McCarthy can do it to those three he can do it to them as well.


 
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BierceAmbrose | November 21, 2022 at 9:25 pm

“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?”

That’s the way to do it. There’s no D-party move that isn’t bad for them.

What spies are Ok? Worse, they can’t refute it without bringing up a topic they’ve worked hard to memory hole.


 
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Dimsdale | November 21, 2022 at 9:43 pm

“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.”

I thought it was the antisemitism and incest?

“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.”

Fang fang, bang bang, buh bye.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to Dimsdale. | November 21, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I thought it was the antisemitism and incest?

    There was no incest. That’s kind of the whole point of the scandal: the “marriage” was a sham from the beginning. Throughout the “marriage” she continued to live with her real husband, the father of her children, whom she had supposedly divorced. They continued to file their taxes as a married couple, and to present themselves in society as still married. Both the divorce and her remarriage to her brother existed only on paper, and everyone in the Somali community in MN knew this.


       
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      caseoftheblues in reply to Milhouse. | November 22, 2022 at 5:03 am

      Marrying a sibling can be classified as incest in some states and result in exact same felony charges.


       
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      Dimsdale in reply to Milhouse. | November 22, 2022 at 7:53 am

      I’ll take your word for it, but we’re talking about Democrats.


       
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      Paul in reply to Milhouse. | November 22, 2022 at 11:47 am

      You can’t state that factually. There is no way you can know.

      In fact, they were ‘married’ so I’d say the safe presumption is that they DID consummate the union.

      Change my mind.


         
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        BierceAmbrose in reply to Paul. | November 22, 2022 at 12:52 pm

        Depending on where and when, that’s been a settled part of jurisprudence: that a marriage declared for a time is presumed to have been consummated.


         
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        Paula in reply to Paul. | November 22, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        If Milhouse would take his heavy thumb off the scales they would tilt the other way.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to Paul. | November 22, 2022 at 5:13 pm

        They never lived together. Plus look at all the evidence that has accumulated that the marriage was a sham. Every bit of that evidence also shows that it was never consummated.

        On the contrary, if you want to allege that it was consummated then you must say that it was not a sham, and therefore you ought to have no objection to it, since her personal sexual morality is none of your business. You can’t have it both ways, accusing her of a sham marriage for fraudulent purposes and accusing her of consummating it.


       
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      Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | November 22, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Are you really going to take Congresswoman Brotherf*ck’er’s word for it?


         
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        Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | November 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm

        That’s circular reasoning. Literally begging the question.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | November 22, 2022 at 5:14 pm

        In any case, what word? She’s the one insisting it was a real marriage, and denying that he’s her brother! But we all know otherwise, which is the only reason we’ve ever heard of it in the first place. It follows that there was never any incest.


         
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        CommoChief in reply to Ironclaw. | November 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

        Guys, Milhouse is correct to the best of my knowledge and I followed this pretty closely. It was an immigration scam with a sham marriage to finesse the paperwork and get her brother a green card.

        The website Powerline is run by guys from Minnesota and they have been on this story from way back. Check their archives.


           
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          Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | November 23, 2022 at 11:20 am

          To be precise, the exact purpose of the scam is not clear; immigration is merely a logical assumption. But there’s no doubt that it was a scam; if it wasn’t for immigration then I don’t know what it was for, but it must have been for something.

I trust McCarthy about as far as I can throw the Empire State building. And I’m not nearly as strong as I used to be.

Both wouldn’t pass a security clearance 20 years ago

McCarthy isn’t there yet. He has many votes but not enough for the win. He also accepted $$$ from Bankman-Fried the FTX guy who hosed many people with his bitcoin scam, BTW where was the FBI on this? I know, they were investigating parents who were unhappy with their local school boards and swatting families whose fathers were protesting abortion.


     
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    BierceAmbrose in reply to kjon. | November 22, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    You been following that FTX thing? I’m kind of meanly delighted.

    The kerfuffle is a replay of the — um, vigorous folly — around the ’08 “housing collapse.” Literally beat for beat. This thing is only incidentally “crypto.” Much as the problems with the “housing market” collapse were at best incidentally bound to the housing market.


     
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    The_Mew_Cat in reply to kjon. | November 22, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    He isn’t there yet, and may have to cut an awful lot of deals to get 218. I suspect he will probably get there after a few days of intense negotiating.


 
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MoeHowardwasright | November 22, 2022 at 6:43 am

This would be a good start. More needs to be done.
1) Set a 5 to 3 ratio for each committee
2) Close every Capitol Police office that has been opened outside the confines of DC
3) Distribute the Jan 6 videos for all to see
4) Open investigations of every Cabinet Department
5) Cut the budget of every Cabinet Department by 50%
6) Declare no more Continuing Resolutions. Individual Department budgets only.
7) Impeach Biden, Garland, Myorkas by fall of 2023.
He may not get all of these points accomplished, but he will secure a super majority in 2024 just by exposing these corrupt (fill in the blank with your favorite swear words)


     
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    Owego in reply to MoeHowardwasright. | November 22, 2022 at 8:20 am

    With a few modifications and additions, the list is an admirable starting point, if one that exceeds McCarthys resolve, he’s too invested. Fixing the house is going to require a “damn the torpedos” leader in the mold of Nancy Pelosi (it pains me to say) – he’s not it. but it’s where we are.


       
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      CommoChief in reply to Owego. | November 22, 2022 at 12:50 pm

      He may not have the votes. 3 r members have already publicly pledged not to support his bid for speaker. That means he needs 218 other r. The count is 220 with three races ongoing. McCarthy himself pledged not to rely on any d/prog votes to become Speaker and today he is short of the needed 218.

      The real question is how many other r won’t support him but haven’t said so publicly? This is what makes DJT decision to endorse him for Speaker so disappointing.

      Here is an opportunity to avoid a creature of the establishment as Speaker and yet DJT, for some reason, choose not to fight on this. More than that really as DJT could have simply not made any endorsement in the Speakers race, instead he chose to back McCarthy. Puzzling.

      MTG is operating as a kind 0f ‘governor’ on McCarthy. I’m waiting for her to hit the ceiling when his backbone starts waivering.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to MoeHowardwasright. | November 23, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Most of those sound good, but #6 doesn’t seem doable. Passing 13 individual department budgets is obviously desirable, but there’s a reason it rarely happens: It requires both houses to cooperate, and that’s difficult even when they’re controlled by the same party, let alone when they’re not. The House can pass 13 budget bills, as it did under Boehner and Ryan, but the senate will reject them, and October will come and there will be no choice but another continuing resolution.


       
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      BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      ‘…there will be no choice but another continuing resolution.”

      There will be many choices other than another continuing resolution. And people are learning that these continuing resolutions to avoid the other bad choices, are themselves worse than they look. You could end up with a continuing resolutions, disguised as an appropriation, described as an inflation reduction act, promoted as the infrastructure scheme they couldn’t do on its merits, that includes funding for 87,000 new fed enforcers, outside of straight law-enforcement but selected for being able and willing to use lethal force (on overtime.)

      Shut it down, or approve the parts people can agree on, then go argue about the rest. Maybe we’d have less stuff canonized into tradition that at best had 50% plus one vote backing, one time.

Omar shouldn’t even be in the country, never mind in congress, Swalwell should be in jail. They both make a mockery of the country’s laws, traditions, and morals. it’s little wonder they feel unrestrained in their open criticisms. Schiff’s a Pelosi toadie, when she goes he’ll collapse like a boneless chicken if he can’t find someone else to prop him up.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to Owego. | November 22, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    On what grounds should Omar not be in the country? She was admitted legally as a refugee. She committed no crimes connected with that admission — she couldn’t have, since she was only a child. And she was lawfully naturalized, so she’s now a citizen, and that can’t be taken away involuntarily no matter what crimes she commits.

    And while we’re at it, what crimes are you accusing Swalwell of? There’s no evidence he ever gave Fang Fang any information that he had a duty to keep secret. He may of course have done so, but without evidence how can you say he belongs in a cell?

    They’re both horrible people, but there’s no evidence for more than that.


       
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      Aarradin in reply to Milhouse. | November 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Omar immigrated here illegally.

      Married her brother to do so.

      Naturalized citizens can, and often do, get prosecuted for such offenses – resulting in them being stripped of their citizenship and deported. DOJ actually has a fantastic success rate in such cases.

      If she were a prominent R, this would have already happened. But, since she’s a D she gets a free pass.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to Aarradin. | November 23, 2022 at 11:30 am

        Omar immigrated here illegally.

        Married her brother to do so.

        What the hell are you talking about? NO, SHE DID NOT. You are making up lies.

        And once someone is validly naturalized, they cannot ever lose their citizenship no matter what they do. They can be prosecuted and jailed, even executed if they commit a capital crime, but they cannot be deported.

        You seem to be referring to cases where the person was not naturalized at all. They merely purported to be naturalized, but then it was discovered that the naturalization was invalid. Those people did not lose their citizenship, they never had it in the first place. They’re no different from someone who claims to have been born in the USA, but then it’s proven that they were born just over the Canadian border. Such a person does not “lose” their citizenship, they were never citizens in the first place. Or that al Qaeda woman who was born in the USA, but her father was a foreign diplomat, so her claim of citizenship was invalid. None of that helps in Omar’s case, since there is no dispute that her naturalization was valid. Once that happens it’s permanent; nothing she does after that can change it. That is the law, whether you like it or not. Changing it would require a constitutional amendment.


 
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Pepsi_Freak | November 22, 2022 at 8:44 am

This is sort of a test to see whether Kevin has the spine necessary for a Speaker. Will he actually do what he has threatened, or will he wimp out in the name of “reaching across the aisle”? If the latter, I predict the voters will take the House away from him (and the GOP) as they did with Paul Ryan when he blocked President Trump’s initiatives instead of supporting him.


 
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Aarradin | November 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

Schiff, on the Intel Committee, is the NY Times principal source for leaks of Classified Information.

Every one of those leaks is Felony Treason. If the DOJ wasn’t functioning entirely as the D Party’s Gestapo Schiff would already be in prison.

This alone is all the R’s need to remove Schiff from the Committee – and not allow him on ANY other Committee.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to Aarradin. | November 23, 2022 at 11:32 am

    No, it is not treason. The constitution defines treason, and this is nothing like it. If you claim it’s legally treason you are defying the constitution, just as you are when you claim a validly naturalized person can have their citizenship stripped from them.


       
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      Aarradin in reply to Milhouse. | November 24, 2022 at 1:19 am

      Schiff, on the Intel Committee, is the NY Times principal source for leaks of Classified Information.

      Every one of those leaks was a Felony. If the DOJ wasn’t functioning entirely as the D Party’s Gestapo Schiff would already be in prison.

      This alone is all the R’s need to remove Schiff from the Committee – and not allow him on ANY other Committee.


 
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BierceAmbrose | November 23, 2022 at 2:24 pm

Well, we’ve had a prezzy who spend a decade or two in the pews with sermons including “G== Damn this Country.” Then another who was mocked and obstructed for “Make America Great Again.’

Who’s side is Ilya-O and the rest of the “Squad” on?

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