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.”