House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is poised to become the next House Speaker, thanks to Republicans reclaiming the chamber majority. And he reportedly has some big plans.
This includes launching a slew of investigations targeting the Biden administration, as well as going after embattled DHS border chief Alejandro Mayorkas.
Now, he’s promising to quickly remove one of the GOP’s biggest political enemies.
On “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy spoke about his plans if he becomes Speaker. At the top of the list is the removal of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee.
Republicans have threatened to fire several high-profile Democrats from their House Committee positions, and Schiff is definitely on the chopping block.
McCarthy argues that people like Schiff shouldn’t be allowed to keep their security clearances, and investigations must press forward.
Via The Daily Wire:
Another change you’re going to get, Adam Schiff will no longer be on the Intel Committee when I become speaker. I promised that more than two years ago.
[Democrats] also used the intel community as well to lie to the American public. Should those people keep their clearances? Should those people still be allowed to have information?
If they’re going to be political individuals, then, no, they should not. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we need to investigate going forward.
McCarthy has wanted to get Schiff out since 2019, when the Democrat led the charge against then-President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with a Russian bank.
But it doesn’t end with Schiff.
Rep. McCarthy has also promised to remove Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-CA and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from their committee positions as well. The GOP previously tried to get rid of Swalwell but the resolution failed.
As for Omar, McCarthy accuses her of antisemitism and anti-American stances, and doesn’t believe she should hold on to her spot, either.
Schiff has been in the Republican dog house for years, and that can be traced back to his seemingly endless crusade against Trump. That crusade didn’t yield the results Democrats wanted.
And many accused Schiff and his cohorts of wasting a lot of time and money probing the Trump/Russia theory, even after several sources claimed to have debunked it.
Lastly, McCarthy wants to remove the vaccine mandate for military members:
"The vaccine mandate for the military will be lifted in the NDAA. Otherwise, the bill will not move. I've been very clear with the President on this." pic.twitter.com/7qCMni2C6V
— SundayMorningFutures (@SundayFutures) December 4, 2022
However, none of this matters if McCarthy can’t get the 218 votes he needs to become Speaker.
He easily got the nomination from his Party, but 31 Republicans opposed him at the time. This could mean trouble for McCarthy when the Speaker vote comes up in January.
McCarthy has warned the GOP that if they “play games,” Democrats might actually wind up picking the Speaker — which would prove to be a tremendous loss for Republicans after getting the majority.
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has promised to remove Democrat Adam Schiff from his position on the Intelligence Committee.
- McCarthy has also vowed to remove Reps. Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar from their committee posts, and he wants to ditch the military vaccine mandate.
- He needs 218 votes to get the Speaker position, but some Republicans stand opposed.
Source: The Daily Wire