The New York Times reports:
Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday unilaterally exiled Representatives Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee, making good on a longstanding threat to expel the California Democrats in his first major act of partisan retribution since taking the majority.
The move was a much-anticipated tit-for-tat after Democrats, then in the majority, voted in 2021 to eject two Republicans, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona, from congressional committees for internet posts that advocated violence against their political enemies.
It was also payback for the decision by Nancy Pelosi, then the House speaker, to bar Republicans who had helped former President Donald J. Trump spread the election lies that fueled the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol from sitting on the special committee investigating the riot.
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Breaking News: Speaker Kevin McCarthy ejected Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee, making good on a threat to expel the California Democrats in his first major act of partisan retribution since taking the majority. https://t.co/KWdkXi5apF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2023
I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 25, 2023
You put the Jewish Space Lasers lady on three committees and George Santos on two.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 25, 2023