Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is going to clean house if he gets the gavel.
According to a New York Post report, top House Republican Kevin McCarthy has vowed to kick radical Democrats off of key committees should he grab the gavel: Adam Schiff, Ilhan Omar, and Eric Swalwell are all on McCarthy’s hit list.
From The New York Post:
“One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector,” McCarthy, 57, told host Maria Bartiromo, referencing the Bay Area representative’s alleged relationship with a Chinese spy.
“Why would we ever give him a security clearance in the secrets to America? So I will not allow him to be on Intel,” he said, a year after the GOP leader called on Democrats to remove Swalwell from the powerful House Intelligence Committee.
The congressman then took aim at Schiff, saying the Jan. 6 select House committee member “had lied to the American public time and again.”
“We will not allow him to be on the Intel Committee either,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy also said he would follow through on promises to remove pro-Palestine progressive firebrand Omar from her leadership position.
“And you — look, Congresswoman Omar, her anti-Semitic comments that have gone forward. We’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs,” he said.
The comments followed the Republicans narrowly regaining the majority in the lower chamber during the midterm elections.
McCarthy is widely expected to be elected to replace retiring 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
McCarthy doubled down on his promise to boot Ilhan Omar during a recent Jewish Leadership Meeting.
Watch the clip below:
Last year, I promised that when I became Speaker, I would remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee based on her repeated anti-semitic and anti-American remarks.
I'm keeping that promise. pic.twitter.com/04blBx3neD
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 19, 2022
More over at The New York Post:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy vows to boot Omar, Schiff and Swalwell from key committees as speaker https://t.co/L30NRVG68L pic.twitter.com/99K0azlKye
— New York Post (@nypost) November 20, 2022