Back in early February of 2021 – right after the election had been stolen from Donald Trump – House Democrats took the unprecedented step of kicking a Republican off her committee assignments. Every Democrat and 11 weak-chinned Republicans voted to kick Marjorie Taylor Greene off her committee assignments. That had never happened before. Anytime previously in American history when a Member of Congress was booted from their committee assignments, it was always done by their own party. But not this time. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had broken another standard and norm because she hates Trump supporters so much.
You’ve probably heard the old adage that the only way to get a bully to stop being a bully is to punch him in the nose, right? Democrats are never going to stop bullying us if Republicans don’t push back against this stuff. We need to figuratively punch them in the nose. And it looks like presumptive Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will do just that.
Here are three Democrats who McCarthy says he’ll be kicking off their committee assignments when the new House is sworn in this January.
First up, there’s the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has presented a lot of reasons to be kicked off the Intel Committee. Schiff has lied to the American people repeatedly, ever since he took control of that committee after the 2018 midterms. Remember the Russia collusion “proof” that he was going to show to the American people any day now? Which only he had seen, because he has access to all the high-level classified intelligence?
Schiff even broke (yet another) standard and norm when he and Pelosi held the secret impeachment hearings against Donald Trump over the Ukraine phone call. All previous impeachment proceedings in history had originated in the House Judiciary Committee. But not on Schiff’s watch. Trump got the secret star chamber treatment because of Schiff. So, Schiff is toast from his Intel assignment come January.
So is Eric “Toots” Swalwell (D-CA), the only Member of Congress who was dumb enough to sleep with a Chinese spy. Never mind the fact that the spy was a basic 4 on her best day. Her name was literally Fang Fang. It was as if that was the nickname her friends gave her at the “I’m An Obvious Spy School.” Swalwell blew up his first marriage by cavorting around with the obvious Chinese spy, who fled the country after the FBI found out about the affair. If we’re going to have any baseline at all for personal behavior while serving on the INTELLIGENCE Committee, can it be that members are not allowed to sleep with Chinese spies?
Apparently, we will be able to expect that once the GOP takes over in January. “Toots” is getting the boot.
Finally, there’s the brother-marrying Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). This is the same Member of Congress who once called for ‘white genocide’ in America while delivering a speech on stage with a convicted cop killer. But it’s the brother-marrying and the anti-Semitism that’s getting her kicked off the House Foreign Affairs Committee. There’s so much evidence that she married her own brother to commit immigration fraud and student loan fraud that reporters don’t even have to use the word “allegedly” when describing her crimes. So, the woman who once said that “some people did something” on 9/11 will need to find something to do with her time starting in January, when Republicans vote to kick her off her committee assignments.
This doesn’t make up for all the shenanigans that the Democrats have pulled since Donald Trump was first elected in 2016. But it’s a good start!