House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he is ready to remove three controversial Democrats from committee membership as Republicans prepare to take back power in the House.
McCarthy shared his plans during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Features" with Maria Bartiromo regarding Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
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"One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector," he said. "Why would we ever give him a security clearance and the secrets to America? So, I will not allow him to be on Intel."
"You have Adam Schiff, who lied to the American public time and again – we will not allow him to be on the Intel Committee either," he continued. "Look at Congresswoman Omar, her antisemitic comments that have gone forward. We're not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs."
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Schiff responded to McCarthy on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday.
“He will adhere to the wishes of the lowest common denominator,” Schiff said.
“And if that lowest common denominator wants to remove people from committees…that’s what they’ll do," he added.
McCarthy is expected to take over as House Speaker when Republicans return to power in the House in January.
In addition to removing the three controversial Democrats, McCarthy has also reportedly noted plans to return Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to her role on House committees after she was removed by Democrats last year.
The new year will include some controversial moves as new lawmakers take their roles in January, offering much to watch in the days ahead as both parties shift focus to the 2024 presidential election.
Source: Fox News