House Minority Leader and future Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, announced his plans to remove controversial Democrats from specific committees, starting with Rep. Ilhan Omar’s removal from the House foreign affairs committee.
McCarthy was speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas when he called out Omar’s anti-semitic sentiments. “We watch anti-Semitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress,” McCarthy said.
“I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise,” he concluded to cheers from the crowd.
Last year, I promised that when I became Speaker, I would remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee based on her repeated anti-semitic and anti-American remarks.
I'm keeping that promise. pic.twitter.com/04blBx3neD
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 19, 2022
The GOP leader then Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the next day to double down on those comments and add names to the list of Democrats that need reprimand in his new version of congress.
“One thing I said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance and the secrets to America? So I will not allow him to be on Intel.”
“You have Adam Schiff, who lied to the American public time and again – we will not allow him to be on the Intel Committee either,” he continued. “Look at Congresswoman Omar, her antisemitic comments that have gone forward. We’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs.”
“But we’re also going to stand up to what’s happening, not just in the halls in Congress, but what’s happening to our higher education institutions, the antisemitism that’s going on on these campuses and others,” he added.
“We will investigate that as well and stop this to make sure that America does have the freedoms that we said we would keep, and we will stand up to it as we move forward.”
McCarthy is slated to be voted speaker in January, this comes after House Republicans voted 188-31 by secret ballot to nominate him. Republicans are expected to hold just enough votes to lift McCarthy to the position, with no room for error.
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