Posted by on January 25, 2023 2:46 pm
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Schiff, Swalwell, Omar Vow to ‘Stick Together’ As McCarthy Blocks Them From Committees

Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) vowed to “stick together” on Jan. 25 in response to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) refusal to allow them assignments on House committees.
On Jan. 24, McCarthy formally rejected House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ (D-N.Y.) nominations of Schiff and Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee, of which both congressmen were members in the last Congress and Schiff chaired.
McCarthy has also promised to keep Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee, where she previously served.
“Throughout this journey of vengeance, the three of us have chosen to stick together because this isn’t about any individual committee assignment,” Swalwell said at a joint press conference in Washington on Wednesday. “This is about an institution where the Speaker of the House is using his power to go after his political opponents and to pick them off the field.”…

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