House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse eyes advantages of proxy voting beyond pandemic The post-Trump era has begun Zelensky challenges conscience of Congress MORE (R-Calif.) on Friday said Republicans would boot House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats urge DOJ to address ‘insider threats’ from candidates who deny 2020 results Sunday shows preview: Russian invasion of Ukraine intensifies Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Kimberly Guilfoyle, fiancee of Trump Jr. MORE (D-Calif.) from the committee altogether if they attain the majority in the midterm elections.
At his press conference Friday, McCarthy accused Schiff of politicizing the committee, said he didn’t warn the public about Ukraine or Afghanistan and alleged he lied about intelligence regarding President BidenJoe BidenRepublican senators introduce bill to ban Russian uranium imports Energy & Environment — Ruling blocking climate accounting metric halted Fauci says officials need more than .5B for COVID-19 response MORE‘s son Hunter Biden.
“Why is he still chair of the committee and why is he still even on the committee? In a new Congress, if it’s a new majority, he will not be,” McCarthy said.
“You cannot make this committee political, you cannot use it as a position of chairman to lie, and you should be focused on what the American people want you to be focused on around the world,” he added.
It’s not the first time McCarthy has made a similar vow. He previously threatened to retaliate against Democrats for their votes in the last year to remove Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarFar left, far right find common ground opposing US interventionism The 17 lawmakers who voted against the Russian oil ban McCarthy: Greene, Gosar could still return to committees despite attending white nationalist event MORE (R-Ariz.) from committees for invoking political violence in their rhetoric. In January, he said he’d remove Schiff and Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGraham says he would back no fly zone in Ukraine if Russia uses chemical weapons Far left, far right find common ground opposing US interventionism The 17 lawmakers who voted against the Russian oil ban MORE (D-Minn.) and Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDemocrats urge DOJ to address ‘insider threats’ from candidates who deny 2020 results Judge tosses Jan. 6 claims against Mo Brooks Angry Putin set to ‘double down’ in Ukraine, intel chiefs warn lawmakers MORE (D-Calif.) from their respective committees.