McCarthy Confirms He Will Strip Democrat Reps Omar, Swalwell and Schiff of Their Committee Assignments By Debra Heine for American Greatness
GNN Note – It’s a nice gesture but at the end of the day it will have less than a zero impact on how things operate and the deeply embedded corruption in the Federal government. / END
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed on Monday that he would strip several high-profile Democrats of their highly coveted committee assignments as Republicans take control of the House.
McCarthy told the Associated Press that Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) will be booted off their assignments: Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Schiff and Swalwell from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).
During a House Democrat press briefing on Tuesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) responded to the report, saying that the Democrat caucus will still put forward its nominees for committee assignments to the Speaker, and Schiff for HPSCI will be included on that list.
“They will be put forward. What the Speaker does beyond that is something that the leadership team and the Steering Policy Committee will have to handle,” Aguilar said.
Rep. Ted Lieu blasted the GOP for focusing on “revenge” and “irrelevant investigations” instead of working with Democrats, which he said does not “help the American family.”
“We urge that he doesn’t go down these stupid, dark paths and work with Democrats,” Lieu said.
“Looks like Kevin McCarthy conceded all the power of his office to the crazies to finally get their votes,” Schiff wrote in a resentful tweet on Friday. “He had to give away the house to do it, and that was a sacrifice he was willing to make — for the title. He will be a speaker in name only.”