McCarthy vows to boot three Dems but will he follow through?

McCarthy vows to boot three Dems but will he follow through?

McCarthy vows to boot three Dems but will he follow through?

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is vowing to remove three Democrats from key committee posts if he is elected Speaker in January, and a conservative activist is all but pleading with Republicans to stop being nice and start playing hardball.

The three Democrats eyed for getting the boot are Adam Schiff (pictured above) and Eric Swalwell, who sit on an important intelligence committee, and Ilhan Omar (pictured below) who is on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy named all three of them in an interview with Breitbart News back in January which came after Republicans Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar got booted from Democrat-led committees in an unprecedented move.

“The Democrats have created a new thing where they’re picking and choosing who can be on committees,” McCarthy told Breitbart. “Never in the history [of Congress] have you had the majority tell the minority who can be on committee.”

The fact Democrats booted those two Republicans from House committees should not be forgotten nor forgiven by Republicans, Gary Bauer, a longtime conservative activist, told American Family Radio.

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With party control set to switch in January, he said, Republicans will be tempted to return to some fantasy that politics can return to an earlier time.

“That's not working. They'll do it to us again,” Bauer said of play-to-win Democrats. “So the best way to get them to stop interfering with our appointees is to get serious with kicking people like Schiff off of some of these committees."

After the midterm elections, McCarthy quickly arranged for a secret ballot vote among Republican lawmakers to secure the coveted and powerful Speaker position. He handily won that GOP vote over Rep. Andy Biggs, who got 31 votes to 188 for McCarthy, but Biggs is reportedly determined to challenge McCarthy for the post.