“I think (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi set the precedent,” Gingrich, whose 1994 Contract with America led to the massive 54 seats gained by the Republicans as they took control of the House for the first time since 1954, recalled.
“She did something that had never been done before and reached into the minority party to decide who could and could not serve on some committees. I think Kevin McCarthy is following her precedent. So the Democrats have nothing to complain about because they started this dance and frankly, the three people he’s picked so totally deserve being kicked off committees.”
“It’s unbelievable,” Gingrich continued. “Adam Schiff made a career out of lying to the American people while serving as chairman of the Intelligence Committee without any question, just plain, flat-out lying. Swalwell has had a relationship with a Chinese communist; that’s unimaginable for somebody who’s going to have security clearance. And of course, Omar is a viciously anti-Israel, anti-Semitic orator who has consistently violated the norms of civilized behavior.”