McCarthy: Removing Schiff and Swalwell from committee is 'what we're supposed to do'

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he hasn't changed his mind about his decision to remove Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee.

The announcement comes shortly after he promised to also remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, removing the liberal members after Democrats had previously removed conservative firebrands Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) from their committees. The House Intelligence Committee is among the most prestigious positions in Congress and allowed the two liberals to play an outsize role, particularly in attacks against former President Donald Trump.

“What I am doing with the Intel Committee [is] bringing it back to the jurisdiction it’s supposed to do. Forward-looking to keep this country safe, keep the politics out of it,” the California Republican told the media Thursday, according to a report from the Hill. “So yes, I’m doing exactly what we’re supposed to do.”... (Read more)