Following the Monday passage of the home rules package, the next order of business will be “ populating” the chamber’s committees.
And after Democrats weaponized Nancy Pelosi’s gavel over the last two years – booting GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and John Gosar off committees over QAnon wrongthink and posting memes – Republicans are usually set to return the favour , with McCarthy expected to boot Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar from their committees .
Democrats are expected to name Schiff and Swalwell to the Intelligence Panel, and place Omar on Foreign Affairs, according to Punchbowl News , citing multiple Democratic leadership sources.
“ Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance, ” newly minted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told Punchbowl . “ Schiff has humiliated too many times to the American public. He should not be upon Intel . ”
“ I actually made all [three] cases before. It’s not like it’s anything brand new … Remember, this is what Nancy Pelosi, this is the kind of Congress she wanted to have, ” McCarthy added.
Swalwell notably banged an alleged Chinese spy who assisted him fundraise in 2014. After an FBI briefing on the woman, the top Liberal said he cut most of ties with the woman – Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang.
In 2020 when the news broke, McCarthy called for Swalwell to become “ removed from Congress. ”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 9, 2020
Schiff, of course , vehemently peddled the Russiagate hoax and played a large role in both impeachments associated with former President Trump (and claimed there was ‘ more than circumstantial’ evidence that Trump colluded along with Russia).
When asked about losing his seat, Schiff told Punchbowl that McCarthy “ will adhere to the wishes of Marjorie Taylor swift Greene. ”
And the Somali-born Omar made anti-Semitic comments and probably married her brother in an immigration scam, according to the Daily Mail .
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Also: Texas GOP Rep. Jodey Arrington is the new Budget Committee chair. Arrington beat Reps. Buddy Carter (Ga. ) and Lloyd Smucker (Pa. ) to earn the gavel in just his fourth term in the House.
Recap: Missouri Rep. Jason Cruz is the new chair from the Ways and Means Committee. He beat Reps. Vern Buchanan (Fla. ) and Adrian Jones (Neb. ). North Carolina Representative. Virginia Foxx won an additional term as chair from the Education and the Workforce Panel. Check out our full coverage within Monday’s Midday and PM editions.
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