Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned Speaker McCarthy that he will stop Democrats from defending democracy by kicking them out of committees.
Video from Schiff:
Adam Schiff: “I can assure you that if the former president or Kevin McCarthy believes that this will stop any of us from fighting to protect our democracy, they will find that the opposite is true. We are committed to doing this.” pic.twitter.com/MrIMuzi2Ml
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticianSarah) January 25, 2023
Rep Schiff said:
I could only say that Mr. McCarthy’s rationalizations and justifications keep shifting. The cardinal sin seems to be that I led the impeachment of his master in mar-a-lago for withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid from Ukraine, a nation at war with Russia, to extort that country to defeat Donald Trump. help out. re-election campaign. We proved those facts and got the first bipartisan vote in the Senate in history to impeach a president. Kevin McCarthy calls that a hoax. Well, it wasn’t a hoax.
But he will heed the wishes of the former president. This is something the former president wants. I can assure you that if the former president or Kevin McCarthy believes this will stop any of us from fighting to protect our democracy, they will find the opposite to be true. It will only strengthen our commitment to do this.
I would also like to mention with regard to Mr. Swalwell that, as he indicated, I was present at that briefing. When Kevin McCarthy misrepresents it and does the American people no favors, it is embarrassing.
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Mr. Swalwell has served honorably on our committee. Never accused of any wrongdoing. This is a blatantly dishonest smear from Mr. McCarthy. But that’s what he trades in. That’s what we see.
The Republicans are in danger of losing the House next year. Rep. Schiff will likely run for Senate in 2024, but McCarthy’s version of political retaliation and Trump appeasement is likely to have a very short shelf life.
Democrats will now work even harder to protect the nation and will not be deterred by Kevin McCarthy’s anti-democratic tactics.
Jason is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pole and a congressional correspondent for PoliticianUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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