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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee harshly criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), for McCarthy’s handling of the controversy surrounding freshman Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Led by majority Democrats, the full House last week voted to strip Greene (R-Ga) of her committee assignments. The action was taken because of the many bizarre and false conspiracy theories she espouses, as well as for past social media posts in which she endorsed the assassinations of key Democratic political leaders.
The full House acted, unlike previously, when McCarthy acted as Republican leader to remove then-Rep Steve King of Iowa, for King’s public embrace of white supremacy and white nationalism.
“Look, Kevin McCarthy stands for nothing except the perpetuation of his own position. He has no values. And in my view, cares about little except for hoping to be speaker one day, God forbid,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif). “But look, if members of either party are threatening violence against other members of the party — of the body and suggesting they be executed, if they are casting doubt on 9/11 or school shootings, if they’re heckling victims of crime, like Marjorie Taylor Greene did with the victim of the Parkland shooting.
“If they’re suggesting that a religious group is shooting laser beams to start forest fires, they should be expelled from their committees, whatever party they are in. They shouldn’t, frankly, even be in the Congress,” Schiff added.
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