Speaker McCarthy: ‘If You Got the Briefing I got From the FBI, You Wouldn’t Have Eric Swalwell on Any Committee’
“He could not get a security clearance in the private sector so would you like to give him a government clearance?”
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy didn’t hold back when explaining why he doesn’t want Rep. Eric Swalwell on any House committees, especially the Intelligence Committee.
Swalwell cried when McCarthy said he wanted the whiner off the committee.
McCarthy lashed out at reporters for glossing over Swalwell’s intelligence controversies while remaining obsessed with Rep. George Santos (R-NY.)
If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Eric Swalwell on any committee. You’re going to tell me other Democrats couldn’t fill that slot? He could not get a security clearance in the private sector so would you like to give him a government clearance? You ask me questions about Santos. Have you asked me questions about Swalwell? Not only was he getting a clearance, he was inside an intel committee. He had more information than the majority of all the [House] members. Did you ever raise that issue? No. But you should have. You’re going to tell me there aren’t 200 other Democrats that couldn’t fill that slot but they kept him on it? The only way they even knew it came forward is when they nominated him to the Intel Committee and then the FBI came in and told the leadership then “He’s got a problem.” And they kept him on. That jeopardized all of us.
If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn't have Eric Swalwell on 𝘢𝘯𝘺 committee. pic.twitter.com/2H19pezF9M
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 17, 2023
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