Setting up what proves to be another battle in the Clown House and a clash with Puppet Head, Qevin McQarthy,, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) has formally recommended that Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell be reappointed to the House Intelligence Committee.
“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell,” Jeffries wrote in the letter obtained by The Washington Post. “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.”
Republicans want both members removed from their committees because Qevie and GQPers claim Schiff “lied to the American public” about whether he knew the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment investigation into whether TFG pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of Joe Biden in exchange for a promised White House meeting and delivery of U.S. military aid.
They want Swalwell gone because of his alleged ties to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative called Christine Fang. In December 2020, an unnamed FBI official told the San Francisco Chronicle that “Swalwell was completely cooperative and under no suspicion of wrongdoing.”
Nonetheless, the GQP, with the help of their Puppet Head, Qevie, is on a vengeance mission. They also want Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) removed the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her 2019 comments on a pro-Israel lobbying group’s influence on Congress, which members of both parties criticized at the time as anti-Semitic.
Omar, who has apologized for the remark, is expected to be named to the committee by Democrats this week according to Punchbowl News, though the full House would have to vote to remove her from the panel.
Yet, in the typical GQP hypocritical and double standard ways of handling matters, Qevie appointed Marjorie Taylor (minus the) Greene and Paul Gossar to key committee assignments. He even appointed George Santos to two, low level committees even as he faces growing calls to resign.