Democrats Whine About Being Kept Off Key Committees

Politics is a dirty business with a veneer of civility, and, don’t want none, don’t start none. Payback’s a bitch. Welcome to Politics 101

Schiff, Swalwell, Omar respond after Speaker McCarthy keeps them off committees: ‘Political vengeance’

Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, who were stripped of their committee assignments by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have accused him of “political vengeance” in a statement Tuesday evening after he again blocked their appointments.

“It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right wing of his caucus, undermining the integrity of the Congress, and harming our national security in the process,” said Schiff, D-Calif., Swalwell, D-Calif., and Omar, D-Minn., in a joint statement.

The statement is the latest exchange in an ongoing tiff between McCarthy, R-Calif., and the three Democrats after he removed them from choice committee assignments after Republicans took over the majority, and he was elected Speaker.

“He struck a corrupt bargain in his desperate, and nearly failed, attempt to win the Speakership, a bargain that required political vengeance against the three of us,” the Democrats continued in the letter.

Aww, poor babies. Perhaps Democrats shouldn’t have started stuff when they had control.

After the three Democrats were unsuccessful in convincing McCarthy to reinstate their committee positions, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., the highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, vouched for them.

In a letter, Jeffries said the legislators were “eminently qualified” and had experience justifying a position overseeing the nation’s intelligence community. Schiff and Swalwell previously served on the House Intelligence Committee while Omar served on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

We’re still waiting on all the Russia collusion information Schiff promised time and again. Omar is a Jew and Israel hater and supporter of Palestinian terrorism. Swalwell? McCarthy has said that Eric couldn’t get a security clearance in the private sector due to his dalliance with Chinese spy Fang Fang.

McCarthy also said, “It is my assessment that the misuse of this panel during the 116th and 117th Congresses severely undermined its primary national security and oversight missions – ultimately leaving our nation less safe.”

Democrats always escalate, then whine when the Republicans actually respond. Oh, and from the Squish Caucus

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12 Responses to “Democrats Whine About Being Kept Off Key Committees”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Those three have shown they are untrustworthy stewards of the public trust. This is a baby step in getting Republicans to have faith in their own congress representatives.

  2. Jl says:

    Speaker McCarthy pulled a Pelosi…

  3. H says:

    Pelosi never kept GOP off committees.
    Lol whining? Were they using any of the zyrump whiny words?
    ????????????
    “This is so unfair”
    As far as being a Jew hater remember Maga People telling us that the Cali wildfires were caused by space based lasers controlled by Jews?
    Jewish Americans are one of THE most solid voting blocks in the modern Democratic Party.
    Want to see pics of Trump hanging with Jew haters? Just Google search that

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Vengeance is mine! sayeth the GOP. LOL.

    The GOPhers took control of the House so this is to be expected. It should be an entertaining, frustrating and fruitless 2 years.

    Those Dems will be replaced by reactionary MAGAts like Gosar, Traitor-Greene, Loretta Boebert, pedo Gaetz, Gym Jordan and dozens of less FOXy divas. Their damage to America will largely be limited to their outrages while investigating Hunter Biden, the FBI, Covid and Dr Fauci, facebook and tweeter, Ukraine etc.

    Legislatively, the nuGOP objectives are the usual suspects, impeach President Biden; impeach the Homeland Security chief; tax cuts for the wealthy (30% national sales tax!); cutting SS, Medicare, Medicaid; killing PPACA; defunding Ukraine; gutting voting rights… Almost all are signaling to their base base, rather than real policy objectives.

    The Ukrainian-borne Rep Spartz is a founding member of the Indiana Tea Party and part of the Freedom Force, a House group saying, “they’re fighting against socialism in America”.
    Although she opposes the Russian invasion of Ukraine she accused Zelenskyy of “playing politics and theater”. She claimed weapons sent to Ukraine ended up in Syria or Russia and wants Congress to take control or our relationship to Ukraine. But… evidently Rep Spartz believes that Dems and GOPhers should and must cooperate on policies for the good of America. This is unacceptable to MAGAts like Mr Teach.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Pollyannish, naive, simple Democrats don’t understand that the nuGOP views today’s disagreements as “fighting for the soul of America” and for the MAGAts, it’s a fight to the death.

    To MAGAts, America is a Caucasian, Christian, straight, conservative, paternalistic society, and they want to keep it that way. Cultural changes over the past decades are very threatening to them. Black newsreaders, two men holding hands on TV commercials, Muslims in Congress, women in the military, men wearing dresses, reproductive freedom, “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria!”*.

    ____________________

    * Dr Peter Venkman

    • alanstorm says:

      Pollyannish, naïve, simple Democrats don’t understand much of anything. That’s why their policies are so painfully idiotic.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Payback’s a bitch.
    Just like Adam Schiff. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

    “What did Adam Schiff do as the chairman of the Intel Committee? What Adam Schiff did–use his power as a chairman and lie to the American public, even the inspector general said it,” McCarthy said, before going through several of Schiff’s offenses, including lying about the Nunes Memo, and using his position as chairman of the Intelligence Committee to lie about Trump/Russia collusion and the Hunter Biden laptop.
    “So no, he does not have a right to sit on that [committee],” McCarthy said.


    #LosingTheNarrative
    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  7. alanstorm says:

    “It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right wing of his caucus, undermining the integrity of the Congress, and harming our national security in the process,” said Schiff, D-Calif., Swalwell, D-Calif., and Omar, D-Minn., in a joint statement.

    Once again, pure projection.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Quote Adam Shitt (C-Commiefornia) is hilarious since he always “capitulates” to the commies and fascists in his party not to mention the racists and sexually depraved plus every union known to man. Fuk him the commie pig.

  8. Jl says:

    “Pelosi Never kept GOP off committees”
    I believe the Dems kicked Rep. Gosar and Green off their respective committees

  9. Jl says:

    America’s newspaper of record-“After being kicked off Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff given seat on Pencil Neck Committee”.

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