Swalwell: McCarthy will regret removing me from House Intel panel
Congressman Eric Swalwell says House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will regret removing him and Adam Schiff from the Intelligence committee and possibly removing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the foreign affairs committee.
Rep. Eric Swalwell: “But we will not be quiet. We’re not going away. I think he’ll regret giving all three of us more time on our hands.”
Speaker McCarthy officially informed House minority leader Hakeem Jeffries that he is rejecting the appointments of Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swallwell to sit on the Intelligence Committee.
“What Adam Schiff did, use his power as the chairman and lie to the American public. Even the inspector general said it,” McCarthy said. “The FBI never came before this Congress to tell the leadership of this Congress that Eric Swalwell had a problem with a Chinese spy until he served on Intel. So it wasn’t just us who were concerned about it. The FBI was concerned about putting a member of congress on the Intel Committee, that has the rights to see things that others don’t, because of his knowledge and relationship with a Chinese spy.”
But Swalwell says Speakers Boehner, Ryan and Pelosi received the same FBI briefing, and still decided to keep him on the committee. While Schiff said McCarthy is misrepresenting what the FBI said.
Rep. Adam Schiff: “The hypocrisy just grabs you by the throat. This is a Republican speaker who is seating a human fraud George Santos on committees. “
McCarthy says if the ethics committee discovers Santos broke any laws, he will be removed from Congress entirely. McCarthy also says Swalwell and Schiff will be allowed to serve on other committees, just not Intelligence. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.