CNN Columnist Melts Down Over Kevin McCarthy’s Threat to House Democrats – Opinion

Democrats can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Jill Filipovic, author of a CNN Op-Ed, displayed this truth. In it she defended Kevin McCarthy (R. CA)’s remarks.

The author took issue with McCarthy’s recent threat to strip Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Adam Schiff (D-CA) of their committee assignments as retaliation for Democrats doing the same to Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) last year. He said the following in an exclusive interview with Breitbart news:

The Democrats have created a new thing where they’re picking and choosing who could be on committee. In history, the majority has never told the minority which members could serve on a committee.

McCarthy then explained the reasons why Swalwell should not be removed from House Intelligence Committee. “If Eric Swalwell cannot get a security clearance in the private sector, there’s no reason why he should be given one to be on intel or homeland security, so he will not be serving there,” he said.

The House Minority Leader also asserted that “Ilhan Omar should not be serving on foreign affairs,” and that Schiff “should not be serving on intel when he has openly, knowingly … used a fake dossier, lied to the American public in the process.”

Predictably, Filipovic was none too happy about McCarthy’s remarks and claimed that if the GOP retakes the House in November, “2023 is going to be rough — not just for liberals, but for American democracy and the country’s overall stability.”

She continued, claiming that “[t]he GOP is on the path to become an antidemocratic party.”

House Democrats removed Rep. Greene’s committee assignments after he posted a questionable social media post. Rep. Gosar was stripped of his committee assignments after he posted a video on social media in which he was depicted as attacking several Democrats with swords in a scene from “Attack on Titan,”A popular anime series.

Democrats and activist media responded by saying that the poorly-conceived video was tantamount of a call to violence. Filipovic echoed the left’s narrative about these two lawmakers:

In a saner democracy, comments like Gosar’s and Greene’s would make them personas non grata within their party. GOP leaders have, in the majority, weakly condemned their remarks and continued to embrace them.

The author then lamented that “instead of simply letting those chips fall, he’s seeking vengeance on Democrats who have not done anything comparable to Greene or Gosar.”

Filipovic, a Democrat who is expected to allow Democrats to remove GOP legislators from committee assignments is quite understandable. However, the convention is that each party should handle such issues within its own parties. She believes that the GOP should smile at what Democratic legislators have done.

Swalwell could have been compromised by a Chinese spy. He is also suspected to be in a relationship with Swalwell. The spy was cozying up with various American politicians to infiltrate the country’s political system. Questions about their intimate relationship were not answered by the lawmaker. He currently serves on the House Intelligence Committee, and it is obvious that if he had an “R” next to his name, folks like Filipovic would cheer his being removed from the committee. Swalwell also looks like Dexter which is enough to be alarming. Swalwell should be fired from his committees based on this alone.

Rep. Adam Schiff is known for lying about Russia’s collusion story. Many times, Schiff claimed that he could provide evidence that proved the Steele dossier falsehoods were factual. He didn’t produce evidence to prove it, but he still tried to trick the American public into believing that Trump was working with Kremlin agents to win 2016 elections.

Ilhan Omar is known for making anti-Semitic statements even though she was elected to Congress. If Democrats can remove Greene for comments she made before she took office, Omar should definitely receive the same treatment — given that she made her controversial remarks as a U.S. representative. Instead, she was given a hard lesson by the Democrats and left in her current position.

Simply stated, it is possible to expel these members from committees for a variety of reasons, particularly since they are the ones that established precedents.

Filipovic then goes on to discuss the Democrats’ favorite subject: The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. She wrote this:

Some Republican Congressmen justified or downplayed January 6th. They have faced no consequences from their party, and some are now running for reelection, despite the fact that the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution states that no one “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … to support the constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”

This first sentence may be misleading. While some GOP lawmakers have downplayed the incident, there are none who actually justified the violence, which is why the author didn’t bother to name any. She tells another lie when she claims “Republican members of Congress are openly encouraging violence and attempting to subvert American democracy.” Again, she names no GOP lawmakers who are “encouraging violence” because there aren’t any.

The whole thing is just another example of you making your bed then having to lay in it. McCarthy seems to be reading the room and knows many conservatives – myself included – want House Republicans to give the Democrats a taste of their own medicine.

The only hope for putting a stop to these politically-motivated actions is to show the left that if they continue to engage in this conduct, they will also be on the receiving end of it. It is mutually-assured destruction CouldGive Democrats time to think before they take this kind of action. Hopefully, McCarthy’s remarks aren’t just empty words.

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