On Tuesday evening, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy went nuclear on reporters over a question of whether or not Adam Schiff will be allowed to serve on Intel committees in the future.
“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.
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
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”
Twitter exploded with reaction:
BREAKING: McCarthy rejects the appointments of Schiff & Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.
A Russian collusion conspiracy theorist & someone with a Chinese spy fetish should never be on the Intel Committee.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 25, 2023
JUST IN: Kevin McCarthy has rejected the appointments of Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff for the House Intelligence Committee.
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) January 25, 2023
.@JudicialWatch applauds @SpeakerMcCarthy's decision to reject Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for positions on the House Intelligence Committee. Both men abused their offices and the Committee to target and smear @RealDonaldTrump and other innocent Americans. pic.twitter.com/33GwPSrzqy
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 25, 2023
Stay tuned for more on this developing story…