McCarthy: Intel Panel Needs ‘Integrity,’ Not Schiff, Swalwell

Citing the need for “integrity,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that he will stick by his promise not to allow California Democrats Reps. Adam Schif and Eric Swalwell, on the powerful Intelligence Committee.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.,  sent McCarthy a letter over the weekend saying that the two were “eminently qualified” to serve. Schiff served as chair of the committee in the previous session when Democrats still held the majority.

“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell,” Jeffries wrote.

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