Wow…Things are very different with this new GOP Speaker of the House. Newly-elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy used his first weekly press conference on Thursday to completely dismiss the hypocritical “mainstream” media. And he went after Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) as well.
It was so intense that CNN felt the need to cut to regular programming. Of course, they are the “most trusted name in the news…”
McCarthy started the press conference by taking several questions about Republican Rep. George Santos. He is facing calls from both sides of the aisle to resign after being caught in a series of lies. But then the new speaker turned the tables on the press and went on the offensive. He asked the reporters why they didn’t ask similar questions about Democrat lawmakers.
The reporters began their questions by asking why McCarthy decided to remove Swalwell and Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
One reporter began to press McCarthy, “You said you’re going to let Democrats appoint their own members to the committee, but you’ve also indicated you’re not going to let —” But McCarthy cut her off.
“I was very clear early on. Let me phrase something very direct to you. If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Swalwell on any committee. And you’re going to tell me other Democrats couldn’t fill that slot? He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector — so would you like to give him a government clearance?”
Then McCarthy pivoted and asked other reporters, “You asked me questions about Santos. Did you ask the questions about Swalwell? Not only was he getting a clearance; he was inside an Intel Committee. He had more information than the majority of all the members. Did you ever raise that issue?”
It was when McCarthy went directly after Adam Schiff that CNN decided to jump ship to regular programming.
“Adam Schiff openly lied to the American public—…”
The game was over for CNN.
CNN cuts away from Speaker McCarthy's press conference when he starts hammering Rep. Swalwell for being allegedly compromised, and Rep. Schiff for repeatedly lying about having evidence of collusion. pic.twitter.com/fL5xcblNI1
— Bill D'Agostino (@Banned_Bill) January 12, 2023