UPDATE: McCarthy formally blocks prominent Dems from panel

Sign up for DML's newsletter

If you want to see DML NEWS APP articles without ads, click here.

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday formally rejected two Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff (Calif.) and Eric Swalwell (Calif.) — from serving on the Intelligence Committee, escalating the two-year, tit-for-tat battle between the parties over who is qualified for certain positions on Capitol Hill.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) had written to McCarthy on Saturday asking that both Schiff and Swalwell be seated on the Intel panel, where membership assignments come solely at the discretion of the Speaker.

But McCarthy said Schiff and Swalwell’s previous actions make them unfit to serve on a panel with jurisdiction over and access to sensitive issues of national security.

In order to maintain a standard worthy of this committee’s responsibilities, I am hereby rejecting the appointments of Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Eric Swalwell to serve on the Intelligence Committee,” he wrote in a letter to Jeffries.

“This is not not anything political. This is not similar to what the Democrats did,” McCarthy told reporters.

In a tweet, the Speaker said, “I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.

“I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people.”

To get more information about this article, please visit TheHill.com.

The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast is available below. Never miss an episode. Subscribe to the show by downloading The DML News App or go to Apple Podcasts.


  1. It’s about time someone like Kevin to put these two criminal dumb democrats of the committee and they need to stay away period because Schiff was the worst idiot with Eric

  2. Great job Speaker Kevin McCarthy👍🇺🇸
    Swalwell & Schiff need to be removed from Congress ..they are UnAmerican & have caused so much trouble in the past few years..with their Political Biases‼️ It’s time to hold them accountable for all they have done & they should be removed from serving in the US Government ‼️


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here