The 20 patriotic House conservatives won a hard-fought battle to win major concessions from Kevin McCarthy before he could finally become Speaker last week. Now we’ll see if McCarthy is able to keep his promises.
He does seem to be off to a great start so far. McCarthy is keeping a promise that he didn’t even have to make to the Gang of 20: He’s kicking Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off their committee assignments.
This move is revenge against the Democrats after former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) kicked Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) off of their committee assignments back during the 117th Congress. That was an unprecedented move in the history of the US Congress. The majority party had never kicked Members off of committees before. They leave each other alone in that area.
But Pelosi did it because the left hates Gosar and Greene with a burning passion. Gosar knew that the 2020 election in his home state of Arizona was stolen from Donald Trump, and he kept saying so. Marjorie Taylor Greene knew that the 2020 election was stolen in her home state of Georgia and kept saying so.
The Democrats hate Rep. Greene so much that they literally made up a story about her out of thin air, claiming that she believed that the Jews were starting forest fires using space lasers. People actually believed that she said that. (If you believe that, I’ve got a story about some Russian hookers and Donald Trump that will BLOW YOUR MIND!)
Unlike Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy is kicking Schiff, Swalwell and Omar off their committees for the best possible reason:
Bullies don’t care if you tell them that they’re being mean or hypocritical. But they do understand if you punch them in the nose. That’s what McCarthy is doing by booting these three hacks off their committee assignments.
Adam Schiff shamelessly lied to the American people about Russia collusion for years. I’ll bet if you asked him about it today, he’d STILL lie to your face and claim that the Russia hoax is real. He has no business being on the Intelligence Committee because of his brazen lies.
The same goes for Eric Swalwell, the only Member of Congress who has been dumb enough (so far) to wreck his marriage by sleeping with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang. I’m pretty sure Fang Fang is Chinese for, “Hey! Look at me, dummy! I’m literally a Chinese spy trying to entrap you in a honeypot!”
Swalwell would never be able to get a security clearance if he were a private citizen, because being dumb enough to get compromised by China like that is just too over-the-top. There’s no reason he should be on the Intel Committee, thereby having access to the most highly classified information that there is.
And Ilhan Omar? She married her own brother to commit immigration fraud and student loan fraud. That’s not even in dispute. The evidence is so concrete that I don’t have to type the word “alleged” in that sentence. She did that.
Not only did she not get arrested for that and thrown in jail, but the FBI didn’t even investigate her for it because she’s a Democrat. She was going to be on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but she’s obviously not fit for that – at least not if we’re using the original definition of “Foreign Affairs.”
So, McCarthy is kicking them all off their committee assignments – and good for him. He should kick Pelosi off her committees too, just because it would be hilarious. Revenge and ruthlessly wielding political power are two things that Democrats do understand perfectly well.
Which is why Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) speech yesterday was so disappointing, when it was announced that he’d be chairing the committee to investigate the weaponized FBI. Jordan was so emphatic that he said this twice in his speech:
“We’re not going to go after anyone. We just want it to stop!”
That’s not what the American people want. The FBI has harassed Donald Trump’s family and supporters (including me personally). They’ve harassed parents at school board meetings. They’re still arresting January 6 protesters to this day. They control the social media companies to censor Americans’ First Amendment rights to free speech.
We want you to “go after” the sons-of-b****es, congressman. We want people in the FBI and the Department of Justice to go to jail. Because a bully never stops if you just tell him to stop. You have to hit back, which is what Kevin McCarthy is doing so far.