California Democrat Adam Schiff found out some bad news.
It’s a new day in Congress under the Republican majority.
And Kevin McCarthy rejected one demand that decimated Adam Schiff.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy kept his promise to remove Schiff and California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee.
McCarthy announced he received a roster of committee assignments from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and that he was rejecting the appointments of Swalwell and Schiff to the Intelligence Committee.
I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.
I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people. pic.twitter.com/ePxlbanxta
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 25, 2023
McCarthy also announced that he intended to move forward on a vote to kick anti-Semitic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee.
The three Democrats issued a joint statement whining about facing accountability for their actions.
“It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right-wing of his caucus, undermining the integrity of the Congress, and harming our national security in the process,” the joint statement began.
“He struck a corrupt bargain in his desperate, and nearly failed, attempt to win the Speakership, a bargain that required political vengeance against the three of us,” the Democrats’ letter added.
“Despite these efforts, McCarthy won’t be successful. We will continue to speak out against extremism and doggedly defend our democracy,” the letter continued.
Schiff even went so far as to claim McCarthy threatened American democracy by kicking him off the Intelligence Committee.
“Kevin McCarthy just kicked me and @RepSwalwell off the Intelligence Committee. This is petty, political payback for investigating Donald Trump. If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is. I will always defend our democracy,” Schiff posted on Twitter.
In reality, it was Schiff’s presence on the Intelligence Committee that threatened democracy.
Schiff used his position as ranking member and then-Chairman of the Intelligence Committee to spread falsehoods about Trump colluding with Russia through selective leaks to the media and outright public lies about having evidence of a conspiracy.
After the Russian collusion hoax collapsed, Schiff’s office then conspired with a CIA whistleblower to try and overthrow Trump by using a phone call to the Ukrainian President about investigating Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption in the country.
Schiff abused his power and is now paying the price.
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