Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California vowed Wednesday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would “regret” kicking him off the House Intelligence Committee.

Swalwell Says McCarthy “Gravely Smashed And Destroyed” Institution After Kicking Him Off Intel Committee

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California vowed Wednesday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would “regret” kicking him off the House Intelligence Committee.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California vowed Wednesday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would “regret” kicking him off the House Intelligence Committee and the speaker “gravely smashed and destroyed,’ the institution.

McCarthy removed Swalwell and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California from the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, citing Swalwell’s reported relationship with a Chinese spy and allegations that Schiff lied on multiple issues, including claiming that a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden was Russian disinformation and his defense of the now-discredited Steele dossier.

“We will not be quiet. We’re not going away. I think he’ll regret giving all three of us more time on our hands,” Swalwell said during a press conference. “But at the end of the day, our mission now is to restore the credibility and integrity of this institution, of which the speaker has so gravely, so gravely smashed and destroyed.”

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McCarthy also confirmed on Jan. 9 that the House would vote on removing Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, citing anti-Semitic comments by the member of “the Squad,” a group of left-wing Democrats.

The vote to remove Omar could happen this week, the Washington Examiner reported.

“I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people,” McCarthy tweeted Tuesday.

Democrats removed Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona from committee assignments during the 117th Congress, actions cited as precedent for the removal of Schiff, Swalwell, and Omar by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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