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Jeffries to McCarthy: ‘Honor Past Practice’ and Seat Schiff, Swalwell on Intel Committee

Ashley Oliver 23 Jan 2023 Washington, DC

House Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) formally asked Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) this weekend to seat Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Jeffries requested in a letter shared by Punchbowl News that McCarthy “honor past practice” and accept Jeffries’ recommendations of Schiff and Swalwell to the committee.

“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell,” Jeffries wrote. “The denial of seats to duly elected Members of the House Democratic Caucus runs counter to the serious and sober mission of the Intelligence Committee.”

Jeffries’ letter comes after McCarthy indicated to reporters at a press conference on January 12 that he intended to follow through on a plan he first revealed in an interview with Breitbart News more than a year ago that he would strip Schiff and Swalwell of their seats on the Intel Committee, as well as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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McCarthy is following J6 past practice, for reasons far more legit than theirs was.
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Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell are central players in the corruption and politicization of the Intelligence Community: exactly that which the new Church Committee must investigate.

McCarthy should -- and will -- use Pelosi's new precedent to reject them.

3:34 PM · Jan 23, 2023