McCarthy Wants to Remove Swalwell From House Intel Committee

The Republican Party is like an anthill immediately after someone walks through it: a complete messy widespread shambles as they scatter and scramble to rebuild what was just destroyed as quickly as possible. As more is learned about the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, more pressure is being put on certain members of the GOP who may have been involved in the planning, or at least were in contact with some of the insurrectionists. Combine that continuing investigation with the looming prosecutions against their former Dear Leader in Georgia and New York, and it’s no wonder they’ll try literally anything to weaken their opponents while they themselves have been weakened.

House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-Moscow) is trying desperately to get a member of the House Intelligence Committee removed just days after a new lawsuit was filed against Trump regarding his actions inciting the insurrection. Rep. Eric Swalwell filed the suit on March 5th in DC’s federal District Court against Trump and his closest allies for inspiring the deadly attack at the Capitol that claimed five lives and injured more than 100 police officers. The second federal suit of its kind accuses Trump, Don Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama of violating federal civil rights and anti-terrorism laws by inciting the riot, aiding the rioters, and inflicting lasting emotional harms on members of Congress.

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So of course McCarthy is worried that it’s just a matter of time before Swalwell works his way through all of Trump’s allies and reaches him.

Swalwell was one of the Impeachment Managers chosen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and he has never backed down from Republican intimidation, including false rumors–which were quickly debunked–that he had a relationship with a foreign spy. They simply want to stop him from building his case against them. When Republicans learn they can’t intimidate someone into silence, they try to get rid of them altogether.

It’s unlikely McCarthy’s stunt will result in anything other than some wasted time, which is also another tactic the Republicans often employ when they’ve got nothing else.

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