Speaker: Swalwell Wouldn’t Sit On Any Committee If You Knew What I Know

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At a glance

  • Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has doubled down on his plan to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the intelligence committee, telling a CNN reporter that Swalwell is a national security risk.
  • “If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Swalwell on any committee,” McCarthy said. “And you’re going to tell me other Democrats couldn’t fill that slot? He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector.”
  • McCarthy said the FBI told previous House leadership of its concerns about Swalwell, “and they kept him on (the intelligence committee). That jeopardized all of us.”

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