Democratic Leader Picks Schiff And Swalwell For Intel Panel In Defiance Of McCarthy

Democratic Leader Picks Schiff And Swalwell For Intel Panel In Defiance Of McCarthy


Democrats are daring Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to make good on his pledge to remove two members from the House Intelligence Committee.

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) formally recommended “eminently qualified” Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) continue serving on the panel with a letter dated Saturday. The missive is addressed to McCarthy, who vowed retribution as he accused Democrats of creating a “new standard” after GOP members were booted from their committee assignments in the last session of Congress.

“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 said in the letter published by Punchbowl News. “The denial of

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