House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed a reporter Tuesday evening who pressed him over his decision to keep Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) off the Intelligence Committee.
McCarthy made the remarks when asked a question comparing the treatment of Rep. George Santos (R-NY), who is embroiled in a scandal over false claims that he made about his past, to his decision to not place Schiff and Swalwell on the committee.
“Let me be clear and respectful to you. You ask me a question. When I answer it, it’s the answer to your question,” McCarthy began. “You don’t get to determine whether I answer your question or not.”
KEVIN MCCARTHY, HOUSE SPEAKER (R): He’s got elected by his district. Let me be clear and respectful to you.