The Democratic Rep. from California, Adam Schiff, might be leaving the House and will be looking for a new direction.
During an interview on the KTTA’s show “The Issue Is”, the host Elex Michaelson questioned Schiff about his campaigning for a position in the U.S. Senate.
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“It is widely expected that California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is 89, will retire at the end of her term. You have expressed interest in that job. Is there any reason you would not run for Senate?” the host asked.
“Well, I’m not usually asked the question in that form. You know, look, I am getting a lot of encouragement to run for the Senate from people in California and colleagues here in Congress. If Senator Feinstein retires, then I will give it very serious consideration. You know, at this point, I think we’re waiting to see what Senator Feinstein has to say about her plans, but yes, it is something I’m giving serious consideration to,” Schiff responded.
The Republican House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, is an expected nominee for Speaker when the GOP will take over the House in January. He seems pretty promising on the elimination of the Californian Democrat Adam Schiff from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Another change you’re going to get, Adam Schiff will no longer be on the Intel Committee when I become speaker. I promised that more than two years ago,” McCarthy said during an interview on Fox News.
“[Democrats] also used the intel community as well to lie to the American public. Should those people keep their clearances? Should those people still be allowed to have information? If they’re going to be political individuals, then, no, they should not. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we need to investigate going forward,” he added.
In the previous month, McCarthy stated, that if he got the position of Speaker, the pair of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Eric Swalwell will be eliminated from congressional committees as well, because of their previous conduct.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy also mentioned that the Republicans will be getting their powers back by taking control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections. McCarthy also shared his plans regarding how he will keep his word and knock out the three contentious Democrats.
“Congressman, let me ask you about your decisions should you become the speaker of the House in January. What are you going to do in terms of these Democrats that you have on such important committees? You’ve talked in the past about removing I’ll hand to or mar, about Ilhan Omar, you’ve talked about removing Adam Schiff, about Eric Swalwell. Will you deliver?” Bartiromo asked McCarthy.
“Yes, I will. I’ll keep that promise. And one thing I’ve said from the very beginning, Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the public sector. Why would we ever give him a security clearance in the secrets of America? So I will not allow him to be on Intel. You have Adam Schiff who had lied to the American public time and again. We will not allow him to be on the Intel Committee either. Look, Congresswoman Omar, her anti-Semitic comments that have gone forward, we’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs. But we’re also going to stand up to what’s happening not just in the halls of Congress, but what’s happening to our higher education institutions, the anti-Semitism that’s going on on these campuses and others. We’ll investigate that as well and stop this to make sure that America does have the freedoms that we said we would keep and we would stand up to it as we move forward,” McCarthy declared.
McCarthy stated that he is aiming to eliminate Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her past “antisemitic” comments.
“We watch antisemitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress,” he told the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas.
“I promised you last year that as Speaker, she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise,” he said as the audience cheered.
McCarthy stated in a tweet: “The Speaker does not have the power to remove a member from a standing committee. Foreign Affairs is a standing committee. Each party has their own rules and procedures for assigning committee roles. Only a majority vote by the entire house could remove Rep. Omar.”
The Republicans are confident that they will be taking over the House in the coming January. McCarthy will be the new House Speaker and he is looking forward to cleaning up the Democratic mess.
Schiff has stated that he might be leaving the house to get a new job, but in reality, Schiff will not be leaving by his choice, but instead, he and 2 other Democrats will be kicked out by the upcoming Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.