Some House Republicans are saying that they will vote against Speaker McCarthy’s plan to kick Democrats like Reps. Schiff, Swalwell, and Omar off of their committees.
House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has already chosen Reps. Schiff and Swalwell to serve on the House Intelligence Committee,McCarthy would be the first to block them unilaterally.
Rep. Omar needs a full House vote to be removed by the Foreign Affairs Committee. House Republicans rebel.
So far, only two House Republicans indicated they would vote no
Spartz will not support McCarthy’s decision to deny Dems committee seats “without due procedure.” Says, “As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade” and “McCarthy needs to stop “bread and circuses” in Congress and start governing for a change.”
— Billy House (@HouseInSession) January 24, 2023
Another GOP defector over the expulsion of Ilhan Omar (Foreign Affairs) Mace said she was likely to vote NO, and Spartz is now a NO. McCarthy can’t lose more than four.
“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again,” Spartz said pic.twitter.com/s46fbzoIP4
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 24, 2023
Reps. Gosar & Greene were removed form their assigned committees by a bipartisan vote during the previous Congress.
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House Republicans who are concerned about due process want the full House to vote for any removal of any member from their committee assignments.
If two more House Republicans come out in opposition to pushing Democrats off of their committees, McCarthy won’t have the votes needed to pass such a move on the House floor.
McCarthy is learning that Trump and the far right are not the only problems.
Kevin McCarthy may be shamed if the House votes to remove these Democrats.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent with PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work was focused on public policies, with a focus in social reform movements.
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