During the last Congress, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would seek to remove Representative Adam Schiff from committee posts, including his position on the House Intelligence Committee. He also told Breitbart last year He said he plans to remove Representative Eric Swalwell from his position on the committee and İlhan Omar from his position on the House Foreign Relations Committee.
However, Schiff said McCarthy did not get the necessary votes to become a House speaker for the second day in a row. Independent it didn’t worry him.
“You know, I think that was just another promise McCarthy made to try to get support from people who didn’t support him anyway. But that shows why I think he doesn’t get respect from his conference or the American people.”
The House of Representatives was once again unable to nominate a spokesperson after a group of rebel Republicans prevented Mr McCarthy from winning a majority of the electorate on Wednesday. This came after many of the same Republicans blocked Mr McCarthy on Tuesday. Conversely, every Democrat except one voted for New York leader Hakeem Jeffries to be speaker.
“Considering how extraordinarily diverse a party we are, that’s incredible. “We’re definitely united to support Hakeem Jeffries.”
Missouri Representative Cori Bush, a member of the Squad, said: Independent Despite the differences among the democratic group, they are now aware of a greater need.
“So, yes, we stand, we stand united because we want to make sure we protect people’s rights,” he said. But we also saw that for the last two years they have been talking about management. And if that’s any indication of what their administration will look like, the people need Democrats.”
And Democrats don’t seem interested in curbing the chaos. Before the House was adjourned Wednesday night, every Democrat, except two, who did not vote, opposed the motion to adjourn the House until Thursday. And even the most moderate Democrats don’t want to help him nominate a consensus speaker.
“There’s a ton of consensus around Hakeem Jeffries, there are 212 people, every Democrat has come together,” said Representative Abigail Spanberger, a centrist from Virginia. Independent. “If Republicans are thinking of anything else, they’re going to have to talk about it, but there’s a great deal of consensus right now.”
On Monday, many Democrats tweeted pictures of themselves eating popcorn, showing their satisfaction in watching Republicans struggle for a majority. Florida Representative Kat Cammack, who gave one of the nominating speeches for Mr. McCarthy, mocked Democrats and even said they were drinking on the floor.
“But they want us to be divided. “They want us to fight each other,” he said. “The popcorn, blankets and alcohol that got in there made that much clearer.”
This led to the teasing of the Democrats and the knocking of the House clerk in the room. Representative Ted Lieu said Independent They said the Democrats were not drinking on the floor, but at the same time the turmoil had become a serious issue.
“We currently have no members of Congress who are not House, so we cannot view classified documents, we cannot hold committee hearings, we cannot conduct surveillance,” he said. Members take the oath after voting for the speaker, meaning that all members are technically elected representatives and have no committee appointments.
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Independent He said the impasse created a serious crisis.
“The longer this goes on, the more dangerous the situation for the country,” he said. McCarthy first threatened to remove some Democrats from their committees after he posted an anime video showing Democrats killing Representative Paul Gosar, a character with a photoshop to the head.
However, Mr. Gosar nominated Arizona Representative Andy Biggs as Speaker of the House on Tuesday.
But Ocasio-Cortez also rejected the idea that Democrats could help Republicans by finding a consensus candidate.
“This should be a negotiation,” he said. “I respect Leader Jeffries on this one.”