On Wednesday, far-left House Rep. Adam Schiff promised vengeance against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for kicking him off the House Intel Committee along with Eric Swalwell.
“Kevin McCarthy just kicked me and Rep. Swalwell off the Intelligence Committee. This is petty, political payback for investigating Donald Trump,” Schiff tweeted. “If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is. I will always defend our democracy.”
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.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2023
Is that a threat?
Eric Swallwell also melted down on Wednesday, saying that McCarthy will “regret” this decision:
Swalwell: "[McCarthy] will regret giving all three of us more time on our hands." pic.twitter.com/eDS02NWpHo
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 25, 2023
Last night, McCarthy went scorched earth while talking to reporters. WATCH:
McCarthy explodes on Adam Schiff for abusing his power. Confirms he will not be allowed on Intel committees.
I have NEVER seen him this fired up pic.twitter.com/5OdouAnbf6
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) January 25, 2023
“What did Adam Schiff do as the chairman of the Intel committee? What Adam Schiff did is use his power at the chairman and lied to the American public,” McCarthy began. “When Devon Nunes put out a memo, he [Schiff] said it was false. When we had a laptop, he [Schiff] used it before the election to be politics and say that it was false, he said it was the Russians when he knew different,” he said.
“If you talked to John Radcliffe, DNI, he came out ahead of time and said there’s no Intel to prove that, and he used his position as chairman knowing he has information the rest America does not, and lied to the American public. When a whistleblower came forward he said he did not know the individual even though his staff had met with him and set it up. So no, he does not have a right to sit on that, but I will not be like Democrats and play politics with these…where they remove Republicans from committees and all committee’s. So yes, he can serve on a committee, but he will not serve on intel because it goes to the national security of America and I will always put them first,” he concluded.
Here is McCarthy’s formal rejection of Swalwell and Schiff:
I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 25, 2023
“I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee,” McCarthy tweeted. “I am committed to returning the House Intel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people”
Only time will tell what this “revenge” will be. I don’t think it’s far-fetch to say that McCarthy should beef up his security detail, because Democrats will do ANYTHING to get their power back.