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Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff of California has been removed from the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff called the removal an act of mere “petty, political payback.”
Many Americans saw the situation much differently. They reminded Schiff that voters don’t think he’s fit for the job.
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy removed both Reps. Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the committee.
McCarthy said their “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.”
I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.
I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people. pic.twitter.com/ePxlbanxta
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 25, 2023
“Kevin McCarthy just kicked me and @RepSwalwell off the Intelligence Committee,” Schiff complained. “This is petty, political payback for investigating Donald Trump.”
“If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is. I will always defend our democracy,” Schiff added.
Kevin McCarthy just kicked me and @RepSwalwell off the Intelligence Committee.
This is petty, political payback for investigating Donald Trump.
If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is.
I will always defend our democracy.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2023
X Strategies LLC Senior Digital Strategist Greg Price responded, “You went on TV for two years and said that you had personally seen evidence of Trump colluding with Russia while being told in closed door hearings by intel officials that there was no evidence of it. You should resign in disgrace.”
The Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway reacted, “Adam Schiff, who for years falsely claimed to have evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, and whose office is known for widespread leaking to support such partisan information operations, has been kicked off the Intel Committee.”
"This is petty, political payback…"
Okay, look. You lied 24/7 for FOUR YEARS about having proof of President Trump's collusion with Russia. LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
It's not payback. It's inevitable.
— Nick Flor 🥋+🇺🇸 (@ProfessorF) January 25, 2023
University of New Mexico professor Nick Flor responded, “’This is petty, political payback…’ Okay, look. You lied 24/7 for FOUR YEARS about having proof of President Trump’s collusion with Russia. LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. L-I-E-D.”
“It’s not payback. It’s inevitable,” he added.
The Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis tweeted, “Good. You’re a lying, leaking clown. You and Swalwell can use your extra free time to start the Friends of Fang Fang Committee.”