House GOP Considers Removing Dems From Committees If In Control of House in 2022

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House Republicans are considering some Democrats from their committee assignments if they win back the House of Representatives next year. After Democrats removed Republicans from committees while in power the party is hoping to carry out some long-awaited revenge if they take back power.

According to The Washington Examiner:

Omar, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has come under fire over a series of statements about U.S. foreign policy — particularly one that appeared to draw a moral equivalence between U.S., Israeli, and Afghani actions and those taken by the Taliban and Hamas. Omar is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Education and Labor committees.

Swalwell, meanwhile, is a leading critic of former President Donald Trump, and Republicans say he should be booted from the House Intelligence Committee over reports that an alleged Chinese spy cozied up to him before and during his career in Congress. Swalwell is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as the Judiciary and Homeland Security panels.

Swalwell, though, might be the first House Democratic lawmaker to be targeted for committee assignment removal if Republicans can reclaim the majority they lost in the 2018 elections. House Republicans would need to net about five seats to win control of the 435-member chamber.

Rep. Jim Banks, an Indiana Republican and the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, told the Washington Examiner he could make a “stronger case” to remove Swalwell from his committees.

The political future for radical Democrats hangs in the balance of next year’s mid-term elections and the Republican Party has already begun working hard to make sure they win back control of the lower chamber.

  1. “Considering?” This should be a done deal. These are the Democrat rules – make them live with them.

    There are several that can be removed from Committees *for cause* – like Swalwell and Omar. Maybe even excluded from Committees altogether like Omar, AOC, Bush, etc.
    But I would then “be magnanimous” by allowing the minority leader to select the replacements. Teach the Democrats that if they play hard ball, it’s going to come back on them 20X.

  2. Since the feckless GOP refused to do a thing about ELECTION FRAUD the last time they held a majority, what on earth gives them the ridiculous idea that they can ever hold a majority again?

    They’ll be lucky if they hold 4 or 5 seats.

    The FOOLS had their chances but decided to play Never Trump and utterly screwed the whole nation in the process.

    The GOP represents nothing and nobody but their own selfish interests.


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