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RINOs Try to Protect Committee Assignments for Schiff, Swalwell, Omar

'Speaker McCarthy needs to stop "bread and circuses" in Congress and start governing for a change. Two wrongs do not make a right...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., and Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., are stepping up to fill the shoes of ex-Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney as the newest House RINOs to throw their own party under the bus.

The two congresswomen said they planned to oppose an effort by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to remove three far-left Democrats from their powerful committee appointments, NBC News reported.

In keeping with a longstanding promise, McCarthy refused to seat Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both California Democrats, from the House Intelligence Committee.

He also removed Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy argued that all three posed specific national security risks due to Schiff’s long history of lying, Swalwell’s relationship with a Chinese spy and Omar’s outspoken anti-Semitism.

He said the moves were necessary “[i]n order to maintain a standard worthy of this committee’s responsibilities.”

However, Democrats insisted it was retaliation over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s removal of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., due to their over-the-top rhetoric, during the previous House session.

Although they had ample notice of McCarthy’s intentions, the move sent leftists and RINOs alike into spasms and hysterics.

“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again,” Spartz wrote in what NBC described as “a strongly worded statement.”

“Speaker McCarthy needs to stop ‘bread and circuses’ in Congress and start governing for a change,” she added. “Two wrongs do not make a right.”

McCarthy has emphasized that the three disgraced Democrats are welcome to sit on other committees, just not ones where they would have access to classified information.

However Spatz—who said she spoke out against Pelosi’s partisan move as well—drew no distinction.

“Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Reps. Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process,” she said. “Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the Minority without proper due process again.”

Mace, whose coastal district includes the liberal-leaning Charleston area, likewise drew parallels between Omar’s removal and Democrats’ prior treatment of Greene.

She echoed one of the Left’s partisan talking points by accusing McCarthy of caving to far-right nationalists by not promoting anti-American leftists in congress.

“It’s disappointing but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy has capitulated to the right wing of his caucus, undermining the integrity of the Congress, and harming our national security in the process,” she claimed.

McCarthy has cited Omar’s disparaging comments about Israel, a top U.S. ally, as a reason for removing her.

“It would be odd to me that members would not support that based upon her comments,” he said.

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