McCarthy wants to remove Omar, Schiff, Swalwell from House committees
If Kevin McCarthy becomes the next House Speaker, he’ll have the power to add and remove representatives from congressional committees. And that’s something he says he plans to do.
McCarthy says he will take Congresswoman Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs committee for making anti-semetic comments.
He also says he’ll remove Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swallwell from the Intelligence committee.
REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY: Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance and the secrets to America. So I will not allow him to be on intel. You have Adam Schiff who had lied to the American public time and again. We will not allow him to be on the intel committee either.”
Swalwell had a romantic relationship with a Chinese intelligence operative. Schiff is accused of repeatedly lying about the Trump-Russia investigation.
Schiff says McCarthy is just trying to keep far right members of his party, like Marjorie Taylor Greene, happy.
REP. ADAM SCHIFF: “He’s a very weak leader of his conference, meaning that he will adhere to the wishes of the lowest common denominator. If that lowest common denominator wants to remove people from committees that’s what they’ll do. It’s gonna be chaos.”
Democrats and Republicans typically decide in party meetings who they want to serve on each committee. But if McCarthy is Speaker he will have the power to remove the three members. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.