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Democrats pulled from House panels blast McCarthy for ‘political vengeance’


The trio of House Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar — booted from a pair of high-profile committees by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have decried the Republican chief’s actions as “political vengeance.”

“It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right wing of his caucus, undermining the integrity of the Congress, and harming our national security in the process,” Schiff​, Swalwell and Omar mentioned in a joint assertion.  

“He struck a corrupt bargain in his desperate, and nearly failed, attempt to win the Speakership, a bargain that required political vengeance against the three of us,” the three mentioned, referring to the tense negotiations that led to McCarthy being elected speaker on the fifteenth poll earlier this month.  

McCarthy (R-Calif.) formally announced late Tuesday that Schiff and Swalwell, each of California, wouldn’t be on the House Intelligence Committee, rejecting Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ plea over the weekend to reappoint them to the outstanding panel. 


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is questioned by reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill after he eliminated Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar from House committees.
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Rep. Adam Schiff, eliminated by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, from the House Intelligence Committee, known as it as act of “political playback.”
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Omar, of Minnesota, had been a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy, who has repeatedly vowed to take away the trio from their respective panels, wrote in his letter to Jeffries that he “cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of the national security, and I cannot simply recognize years of service as the sole criteria for membership to this essential committee. Integrity matters more.”

The speaker went on to say that he was dedicated within the new GOP-led Congress “to returning the Intelligence Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people.”​


Rep. Eric Swalwell was removed from the House Intelligence Committee by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Rep. Eric Swalwell was faraway from the House Intelligence Committee by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar was removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rep. Ilhan Omar was faraway from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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McCarthy has lengthy criticized Schiff, the previous chair of the Intelligence Committee throughout the first impeachment towards former President Donald Trump, for mendacity to the “American public again and again.” 

Schiff on Twitter mentioned eradicating him from the committee is “petty, political playback” for investigating Trump. 

“If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is,” he mentioned within the posting.​ “​I will always defend our democracy.​”​  


The letter House Speaker Kevin McCarthy sent to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries notifying him that Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar would not be reappointed to their committees.
The letter House Speaker Kevin McCarthy despatched to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries notifying him that Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell wouldn’t be reappointed to their committees.

In March 2021, McCarthy launched a decision in Congress to take away Swalwell from the intel committee due to his ties with suspected Chinese spy Christina Fang. 

The decision was defeated by the then-Democratic-led House. ​

Fang​ cozied as much as a variety of elected officers throughout the nation, together with Swalwell, in her effort to infiltrate the US political system. 

Swalwell was by no means accused of any wrongdoing. 

McCarthy has blasted Omar, a member of the so-called “Squad” with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for making anti-semitic and anti-American feedback. 

Notably, Omar has in contrast the US and Israel to terrorist organizations like Hamas and the Taliban and urged American lawmakers who help the Jewish state are within the pay of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

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