House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said Sunday he plans to follow through on his promises to remove several Democrats from their congressional committees when Republicans take control of the House in the new year.
McCarthy said he will remove Representatives Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee and Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He cited Swalwell’s association with a Chinese spy, Schiff’s boosting of the now-debunked Steele dossier and Omar’s criticism of Israel as reasons each lawmaker is unfit to serve their committee assignments.
“One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector,” he said during an appearance on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures. “Why would we ever give him a security clearance and the secrets to America? So, I will not allow him to be on Intel.”