Rep. Obernolte to Newsmax: Swalwell, Schiff Unfit for Committee

Rep. Jay Obernolte, R-Calif., said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was right to publicly excoriate Democrat congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell this week, while also defending his selections for the revamped House Intelligence Committee to the Capitol media.

McCarthy was “drawing a distinction” between former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., kicking Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., off every committee assignment in the House two years ago, as opposed to Schiff and Swalwell (both California congressmen) no longer being suitable for the powerful intelligence committee, Obernolte told Newsmax on Wednesday.

“All the speaker is trying to do is restrict [Schiff and Swalwell] from a certain number of committees,” Obernolte said on “John Bachman Now.”

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