Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) criticized Republicans’ bids to boot him and Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from their committee assignments while supporting far-right members in their own conference, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that “the hypocrisy just grabs you by the throat.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) formally removed Schiff and Swalwell from their seats on the House Intelligence Committee last week, the latest in an ongoing tit-for-tat battle with Democrats over committee assignments.
McCarthy had vowed to remove the lawmakers over Swalwell’s association with a Chinese spy and Schiff’s promotion of the Steele dossier. The move was a reprisal for the decision by Democrats and some Republicans in 2021 to remove Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) from their committees.
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