McCarthy faces narrow path in trying to oust Omar from committee

Comment on this story Comment House Republicans’ years-long pledge to kick Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) off the Foreign Affairs Committee is facing headwinds as concern from within the conference has made it unclear if, but not unlikely, such a motion could pass. The debate has emerged after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) unilaterally removed Reps. Adam … Read more

Schiff, Swalwell, Omar respond after Speaker McCarthy keeps them off committees: ‘Political vengeance’

Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar, who were stripped of their committee assignments by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have accused him of “political vengeance” in a statement Tuesday evening after he again blocked their appointments. “It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right wing of his caucus, undermining … Read more

House Speaker McCarthy rejects Jeffries’ demand to reappoint Schiff, Swalwell to Intelligence Committee

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ demands to reappoint Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff, both Democrats from California, to the Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday. Jeffries said in a letter to McCarthy on Friday that Schiff and Swalwell were “eminently qualified” legislators with over two decades of providing oversight of … Read more

McCarthy Ejects Schiff and Swalwell From Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON — 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 … Read more

McCarthy blocks Democrats Schiff, Swalwell from intelligence committee

Comment on this story Comment House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he will block Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee, days after House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) formally recommended the California Democrats be reappointed to the panel. McCarthy has argued that both Schiff and Swalwell … Read more

How Kevin McCarthy Forged an Ironclad Bond With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Ms. Greene recalled it as the first time she had heard from somebody she trusted that Mr. McCarthy had defended her, rather than conspired with Democrats to blackball her. “That conversation had a big impact on me,” she said. From then on, the two settled into a kind of symbiotic relationship, both feeding off what … Read more