House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) raised funds from Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ‘s exclusive interview with Breitbart News, in which McCarthy said he would oust Schiff from the intelligence committee if McCarthy became chairman of the Loger.
McCarthy told Breitbart News Washington bureau chief Matthew Boyle on Monday that he would strip Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) of their assignments on the House Standing Special Committee on Intelligence and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from his mission to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Schiff spokeswoman Lauren French said in response to the story:
It’s always difficult to take Kevin McCarthy seriously. Nevertheless, allow McCart[h]To approach the President’s hammer there would be catastrophic – not just because of its propensity for lies and defamation, but because it will exist only to make Donald Trump’s bid – or even potentially reverse the results of 2024.
Despite French’s statement that it is “always difficult” to take McCarthy seriously, Schiff’s campaign team quickly took action, launching a fundraising email detailing McCarthy’s plan to oust Schiff from the intelligence committee.
See a copy of the email below:
Schiff also mistakenly called Breitbart News:
I want to preface this article title that I’m about to share with you with a caveat: Breitbart is a contemptuous and contemptuous spokesperson for the far right and those who seek to exploit the wrath of those who are. on the fringes of politics.
That being said… and maybe for this reason, Kevin McCarthy just did an exclusive interview with them. In the interview, McCarthy again threatened to strip me of my committee duties in Congress if the Republicans got a majority.
Schiff also called on McCarthy’s call to remove Schiff “a little more than McCarthy’s usual loose call to his base, but it is a serious threat nonetheless.”
The California Democrat said removing him from the committee “would undermine the accountability:”
If Donald Trump demands that he do something, Kevin does. And Trump thinks that no one has done more to hold him accountable, or has been more powerful than me to bring about his impeachment. (And I’m proud of it.)
This is yet another reason why a Republican majority must never arrive. McCarthy knows that I will never back down from my oversight responsibilities on the committee. That I will always stand up to him and expose his duplicity to the American people.
But there is a far greater concern than what McCarthy would do to remove Democrats from committee missions in an attempt to undermine accountability, and it is this: He will vote to overturn the next presidential election if Trump loses out. new.
He added: “We cannot – and I cannot express it enough – allow Kevin McCarthy to hold the president’s gavel. We just can’t. We cannot allow the GOP to take the House. It would be a disaster. “
McCarthy spoke to Boyle about his plan to remove Democrats from committee missions:
Democrats have created a new thing where they choose who can sit on committees. Never in history [of Congress] Did you ask the majority to tell the minority who can sit on the committee. But this new standard these Democrats voted for – if Eric Swalwell can’t get a private sector security clearance, there’s no reason he should be given one to be part of Intel or the internal security.
He added, “He won’t be used there. “
Sean Moran is congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on twitter @ SeanMoran3.