05 February, 2021

Kevin McCarthy on House Democrats Abuse of Power

McCarthy On Democrats Stripping Greene Of Committees: ‘You May Regret This A Lot Sooner Than You Think’ | The Daily Wire

There’s just so much in this speech worth quoting. As they say, read the whole thing.

But here are some key bits.

“Now, we’ve reviewed this with the parliamentarian,” McCarthy said. “Never before in the history of this House, has the majority abused its power in this way. Never in the entire history of this House have you ever abused the power in this way.”

It truly is an abuse of power. Frankly, it’s so abusive, I’m surprised that it’s even allowed under House rules. One party stripped committee assignments from a member of the other party.

If we start doing this, it will become difficult to actually fill committees with minority members.

Or, let’s forget the attacks on specific members for a moment and think about something else.

Let’s say you’re the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. You know that the Ranking Member on the opposing side is a real attack dog. You don’t want your President to have to go through years of merciless attacks, so you just have the attack dog removed.

Is that fair?

What about the Finance Committee? Remove people that are less likely to compromise on tax and funding bills.

This is a monstrous abuse of power by the majority. It should not stand. It cannot stand.

More from Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23):

“When another Democrat was compromised by a Chinese spy, that it was so serious that the FBI had to brief the congressional leaders, did Speaker Pelosi remove him from the House Intelligence or Homeland Security Committees after the briefing?” McCarthy went on. “I’m the only other person that had that same briefing. Just recently, I was in the room with the speaker. I heard what was said. I’ll be very clear, I would never have that member on either of those committees. Or did she reward him by making him the head of the subcommittee overseeing the CIA? I guess there’s different standards.”

The double standard here is disgusting.

And McCarthy mentions several other examples, just as egregious.

Finally, he concludes with this:

“When Democrats democrats attack Congresswoman Greene, they not only in ignore the infractions within their own party, they reward these members with prestige and influence,” McCarthy added.

McCarthy also fired a warning shot at Democrats by quoting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), saying, “‘You’ll regret this and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.”

This has been a fault of the Democrats for most of this century. They keep changing the rules and never look to the future. They never think about how these precedents might come back to bite them.

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