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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:24 AM

Jeffries taps Schiff, Swalwell for Intelligence panel; McCarthy vows to block both

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) has formally recommended that Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell be reappointed to the House Intelligence Committee, escalating a clash with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who has vowed to deny spots on the panel to both California Democrats.

In a letter dated Saturday, Jeffries argued that McCarthy has no justifiable reason not to accept his appointments of Schiff, who served as chairman of the Intelligence panel until Republicans took control of the chamber, and Swalwell.

“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell,” Jeffries wrote in the letter obtained by The Washington Post. “The denial of seats to duly elected Members of the House Democratic Caucus runs counter to the serious and sober mission of the Intelligence Committee.”

Republicans have been angling to deny spots on key panels to Democrats partly in retaliation for votes by the Democratic-led House in the last Congress to remove Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) from committees. Some Republicans joined Democrats in voting to strip Greene and Gosar of their committee assignments.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/23/intelligence-committee-schiff-mccarthy-greene-gosar/

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Reply Jeffries taps Schiff, Swalwell for Intelligence panel; McCarthy vows to block both (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 24 OP
Cha Jan 24 #1
The_Casual_Observer Jan 24 #2
AZLD4Candidate Jan 24 #3
SouthernDem4ever Jan 24 #4
hadEnuf Jan 24 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:26 AM

1. They're too qualified & Intelligent for

McGrovelingStupid.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 02:20 AM

2. That weenie isn't sustainable, he violates common sense.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 03:24 AM

3. Speaker Weak and Stupid's first month going off with a bang.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 12:54 PM

4. Like I said before, Kev needs crooks and liars on his committees

Schiff and Swalwell must be too squeaky clean and not threatening enough to other members of congress.

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:25 PM

5. McCarthy and the MAGATs don't want bright and well qualified people on the Intelligence Committee.

Having them would conflict with their plans to destroy the democratic system and sell out the country.

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