“Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday unilaterally dismissed Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee in his first major partisan retaliatory act after removing a majority from the House Intelligence Committee over long-standing threats to expel California Democrats.” New York Times Reports.
“The move was a long-awaited tit-for-tat after congressional committees voted against two Republicans, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, in 2021 over Internet posts advocating violence against politicians, then a majority in 2021. Enemies. Jan. 6, 2021, on the Capitol. It was payback for then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to help spread the election hoaxes that fueled the attack.
Now that he’s in charge, Mr. McCarthy has sought to punish Republican favorites Mr. Schiff and Mr. Swalwell, though he has denied the decision was retaliatory.