Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned Speaker McCarthy that he won’t stop Democrats from standing up for democracy by kicking them out of committees.
Adam Schiff, “I can assure you that if a former president or Kevin McCarthy thinks this will stop any of us from fighting to protect our democracy, they will find that the opposite is true. It will only strengthen our commitment to do so. ” pic.twitter.com/MrIMuzi2Ml
— Sarah Rhys Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 25, 2023
Rep. Schiff said:
All I can say is Mr. McCarthy’s rationalizations, the reasons keep changing. The main sin seems to be that I spearheaded the impeachment of his master at Mar-a-Lago for denying hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine, a country at war with Russia to blackmail it into helping Donald Trump run for re-election. We proved these facts and received a bipartisan vote to remove a president for the first time in Senate history. Kevin McCarthy called it a hoax. Well, it’s not a scam.
But he will do what the former president says. This is what the former president wanted. I can assure you that if a former president or Kevin McCarthy thinks this will stop any of us from fighting to protect our democracy, they will find out that the opposite is true. This only strengthens our commitment to do so.
With respect to Mr. Swalwell, I also want to mention that, as he said, I sat in on that briefing. Mr. Swalwell has served with honor on our committees. Never been accused of any wrongdoing. This is obviously unfair smearing by Mr. McCarthy. But that’s what he traded. This is what we see.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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