If and when Republicans retake control of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is likely to become the new speaker of the house and if he does, he is promising to take swift action.
McCarthy is already saying that he will remove Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Ilhan Omar and other far left Democrats from their committees.
This would be a great start for the new Congress.
The Federalist reports:
“There are a lot of people in the caucus, I think, that want blood,” Bovard explains, previewing what a Speaker McCarthy might face come January.
The senior House Freedom Caucus staffer agrees with that assessment. “McCarthy will have to offer some heads,” they said, referring to this likely course of action as “token assassinations on committees” and, derisively, as “low-hanging fruit.”
Asked about the new precedents set by Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee, McCarthy replies, “The Dems have changed this body.”
What’s a Republican speaker to do? The media will ignore or justify Democrats’ efforts to shatter norms and remake the House, but Republicans are furious about the changes, and so are their voters.
McCarthy says he intends to boot Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both Californians, from the Intelligence Committee and remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from Foreign Affairs.
Pushed on how he might use subpoena power in hypothetical investigations of Hunter Biden or the Department of Justice, given Democrats’ decision to press for Republicans’ phone records, McCarthy responds, “Our role is oversight, and we’re not going to sit back and not do it.”
This would be a very wise move.
If Republicans win the House and he's Speaker, McCarthy told me he's playing Pelosi's game and booting Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff off Intel, and Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs https://t.co/Qxqo2zpXPX
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) October 20, 2022
People like Adam Schiff are going to find themselves powerless.
That needs to happen.