McCarthy’s Power Play: Democrats Ejected From Intelligence Committee & Await Key Decisions

In a contentious move, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has removed two Democratic lawmakers from the House Intelligence Committee. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) have been removed from the committee, with McCarthy citing their “partisan conduct” as the reason for their removal.

In response, Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has proposed that the House Democrats be removed from all committees. This proposal has been met with strong opposition from the Democratic party, with Republican Representative Chris Spartz (R-IN) leading the charge against McCarthy’s efforts.

The heated exchange between McCarthy and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was broadcast on C-SPAN. Pelosi accused McCarthy of using the committee assignments to “target” the Democrats and “undermine their ability to do their job”.

The Washington Post has suggested that McCarthy’s move is part of a larger effort to gain control of the House Appropriations Committee. This committee has the power to determine how federal funds are allocated, and it is currently controlled by Democrats.

Meanwhile, Democrats are awaiting decisions from the House on the appointments to the House Appropriations Committee. These decisions could have a significant impact on the future of the Democratic party, and will be closely watched by both parties.