Right off the American Thinker proverbial bat, contributing author J.R.Dunn asserts that as many as 100 old and new Republican congress-peeps in this 118th Congress are simpatico with America First / Freedom Caucus / MAGA positions, aka a healthy number to have your back and stiffen a spine. Let it be so.
100% Kevin McCarthy has been nothing but a pleasant surprise thus far. Sure, he’ll probably disappoint in the future but for now let’s give praise where praise is warranted. On the other hand of course, talk is cheap, actions matter, and there are those of us who remember 2010 with “cryin’” John Boehner then Paul Ryan and the GOP who gave OBO#44 everything he wanted, and now look where we are – nothing short of war. Remember Afghanistan for one!
McCarthy on the other hand, always appears to be a sort of fence-sitter person until he gets pushed to one side or the other. Presumably, one would aver that he now knows that the Freedom Caucus has the support of more members than he thought, with the public seemingly in their corner also – what one might well term as to “stiffen his spine enough” to make him a man – a manly-man. It certainly looks like he’s off to a great start – especially with his berating of the big mouth loquacious reporter attempting to upend him!.
He must continue to throw any of them off the committee otherwise it would be a sign of weakness not to. Expect the demoMarxocrats not to role over on this but rather to fight relentlessly and viscously, since that’s exactly what they do. Republicans not so much. There’s a lot more work to do and time will tell if McCarthy is just throwing the Real Conservatives in the House a bone to appease them. One would likely believe in McCarthy when he re-establishes the Constitutional directive that the House – and the House alone – controls the money, not the Senate, nor the fool acting as if he were president.
Keeping Schiff etal off the intelligence committee will just keep them from using false positions to spread falsehoods and lies to the public based on his committee status. He can continue to lie without it now, yet in any case, all of this is window-dressing. Both jackasses know that this committee booting was payback for the game they started, the booting of Rep. Jim Banks (and Rep. Jim Jordan) from the January 6 committee with zero explanation from them, based on their willingness to ask tough questions. Schiff & Swalwel tossed from Intel.
Were the House budgets to get rejected by the Senate, so what? We MUST stop deficit spending and inflation.
Monica Showalter, American Thinker: ‘Schiff, Swalwell stamp feet in rage, booted from the House Intel Committee’ …
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made good on his promise to boot two Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff, and Rep Eric Swalwell, from the House intelligence committee based on their dishonesty. It couldn’t come soon enough. Thomas Lifson has a nice piece describing what a pleasant surprise it is to see this coming from McCarthy:
I may have misjudged Kevin McCarthy, for I had very low expectations for his tenure as Speaker of the House. So far, he is doing a bang-up job, and is keeping his word to the Freedom Caucus members that held up his vote to take the gavel. There is plenty of time to be disappointed in the 23 months ahead of this Congress but give the man credit for a job well done. So far.
Now that the Democrats have established the precedent that the Speaker can veto the House Minority Leader’s nominees for committee assignments with their stacking of the January 6 Committee last term, McCarthy tossed Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the ultra-sensitive House Intelligence Committee, sending them whining and licking their wounds. His letter to Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries is short and to the point: “Integrity matters” and “the misuse of this panel during the 116th and 117th Congresses severely undermined its primary national security and oversight missions – ultimately leaving our nation less safe.”
Good as this explanation was, McCarthy handled himself well, facing hostile questions from reporters obsessed with the buffoonish liar George Santos. Bravo, Mr. Speaker! Keep up the good work. You are bringing hope to conservatives who have all but lost hope in their party.
What’s fun about this is the foot-stamping rage we are seeing in reaction to the measure. No, Eric, you aren’t going away. You will stay, and just sit and watch as your colleagues take your seat on the intelligence committee, and managing to stay away from Chinese spies, and reading all the secrets you no longer will be able to. Enjoy your perch from the outside, doofus. Perhaps he was trying to make a threat. Good luck with that, wimpy.
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Mmmm …. One has to wonder just when is he going to call for hearings on sending tanks to Ukraine? Zelenskyyy after all needs help defending his dozens of locations where he has stashed the billions and billions and still more billions of dollars stolen from American tax payers – ie both YOU and yours truly! Or how about getting the Jan 6-ers out of jail? Mmm…
The congressional committee functionality, it seems to me, is broken. Hearings, hearings, hearings. The members love to make themselves look virtuous, snapping at a witness on videos that get attention across the internet, but nothing coming from any of this posturing and heavy rhetoric. Most of the people on yours truly’s list are frankly sick of it all – Period!
All demoMarxocrats walk lockstep and we have Victoria Spartz’s? Her argument was two wrongs don’t make a right, therefor we must guess a proven liar and a CCP compromised Congressman are the two that DO make a right. Unfortunately she’s also Ukrainian and thereby know where her loyalties reside. Remember the billions and billions of you know what, mentioned above!
Kicking those two bums off is NOT wrong. They’re not just creeps and liars, they’re security risks, ditto Omar. 100 Republicans in support leaves about 122 others who may need some convincing. Like WWII, we are facing a less than rational foe, and the power structure is such that the mad man is at the top. With Biden demanding regime change, he is the problem. Thankfully, Deep State takes him out. In Liberty.
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald John Trump doing his darnedest to keep America Great again – MAGA! KAG!