McCarthy confirms Schiff, Swalwell, Omar will lose committee seats
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 12 07:55:44 2023
By Chris Pandolfo
Published January 11, 2023
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he will keep his promise
to block three headline-grabbing Democrats from their committee
assignments in the 118th Congress.
McCarthy told Punchbowl News in an interview published Tuesday that he
will act to prevent Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Eric Swalwell,
D-Calif., from sitting on the House Intelligence Committee. He will
also seek to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign
"Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance," McCarthy said,
echoing statements he made to Fox News in November. "Schiff has lied
too many times to the American public. He should not be on Intel."
As for Omar, McCarthy has previously argued she should be stripped of
her committee seat for her outspoken criticism of Israel, which critics
say is borderline antisemitic.