McCarthy to Block Disgraced Schiff and Swalwell from Intel Committee
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has nominated California Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell to continue serving on the House Intelligence Committee despite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) objections.
As House Speaker, McCarthy has the unilateral authority to confirm or reject nominations to the Intelligence Committee. Though law instructs him to consult with the minority leader, he is not bound by anyone’s opinions but his own (none of the other House committees function in this way).
In 2021, when Democrats voted to remove GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (AZ) and Paul Gosar (AZ) from their committee assignments following the January 6th insurrection, McCarthy promised to block Schiff and Swalwell from ever rejoining the Intelligence Committee.
“What I am doing with the Intel Committee [is] bringing it back to the jurisdiction it’s supposed to do,” said McCarthy. “Forward-looking to keep this country safe, keep the politics out of it.”
Schiff and Swalwell were two of the most outspoken proponents of the Russia collusion hoax, with the former accused of lying to the public and the latter accused of sleeping with Christine Fang – a Chinese spy who assisted Swalwell during his 2014 reelection campaign and courted a number of lawmakers in hopes of gaining access to classified information.
As detailed in the Wall Street Journal article linked below, Schiff often claimed to have ‘secret evidence’ supporting Trump’s involvement with Russia (though none was ever produced). In 2018, he attempted to block the release of a memo authored by then-Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) detailing the ways in which the FBI abused the FISA warrant process during its Trump-Russia investigation. Despite having access to the same information as Nunes, Schiff released his own memo backing the integrity of the FBI and framing the document Nunes had written as a “joke.” When the public took to social media to demand the release of Nunes’ memo (#ReleaseTheMemo), Schiff claimed the hashtag was being spread by Russian bots.
Though he would later be proven wrong, Schiff’s deceit kept the collusion narrative going for far longer than it otherwise would have.
Schiff, who chaired the Intelligence Committee from 2019-2022, served as lead manager for Trump’s first impeachment trial. Swalwell, who has technically reached his four-cycle limit for serving on the committee, served as lead manager for Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Regardless of the facts, Jeffries insists both Democrats are “eminently qualified” to remain on the committee.
“Together, these Members have over two decades of distinguished leadership providing oversight of our nation’s Intelligence Community, in addition to their prosecutorial work in law enforcement prior to serving in Congress,” wrote Jeffries in a letter to McCarthy, adding that the “denial of seats to duly elected members of the House Democratic Caucus runs counter to the serious and sober mission of the Intelligence Committee.”
The House Intelligence Committee is uniquely important in that it is tasked with oversight of the US Intelligence Community. Though it shares some jurisdiction with other House committees, it is privy to information that other lawmakers can’t see and that the press can’t verify. There is no reason individuals like Schiff or Swalwell should be trusted with this responsibility given their track record as liars and partisan rabble-rousers.
Republicans also object to Democrats’ nomination of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee based on her anti-Semitic views and are expected to stage a vote to remove her from the committee.
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I had a good laugh over this barrel of tripe. I appreciate irony and with this BS you made it happen. WIth an entire party that is useless and corrupt, AKA, the GOP. you pick out 2 guys that tried to eliminate the most dishonest and corrupt inhuman being that ever lorded over this nation. No you can go home and take more prozac to keep yourself medicated
I’m glad it takes so little to entertain your tiny little left leaning mind. It has already been proven that these snakes shouldn’t hold any kind of position that would require intelligence since neither one have that ability or requirement. And as far as useless and corrupt, look no further than your own Rat party for the perfect definition of those traits.
No facts, just opinion.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has nominated California Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell to continue serving on the House Intelligence Committee despite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) this is done on grounds of violations and treason committed by the democrats.
In 2021, when Democrats voted to remove GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (AZ) and Paul Gosar (AZ) from their committee assignments following the January 6th insurrection were done politically and not on any illegal grounds.
That is the difference between the Republicans and the Communist asinine Democrats!!!!!!
Not illegal and you offer no proof of treason.
Why on earth haven’t these two been charged with treason for thier lies that cost our country so much money and time?
Because you offer no proof, just poof
JEFFRIES , PELOSIES LITTLE LAP DOG, SHOULD BE REMOVED, JUST LIKE SCHIFF AND TRAITOR SWALWELL. THEY ARE ALL UNFIT AND SHOULD HAVE BEN REMOVED YEARS AGO.
Yeah, guilty until proven innocent. It’s the law and oder team. More law, less freedom. Whatcha gonna ban next?
Bravo to McCarthy for booting lying , butt plug using Schiff , chink eating Swalwell and brother banging Omar from the committee !!! The asswipe , worthless lying democrats kicked MTG and Gosar off their committees when they had the House . Now , it’s coming back to bite them in the ass !!!!! Schiff , Swalwell and Omar are nothing but a DISGRACE and shouldn’t even have a seat in OUR government !!!!