We can pretty much surmise that House Speaker-by-a-nose Kevin McCarthy promised the former Resident and current idiot drumpf to boot Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff off the House Intelligence Committee for their role as Impeachment managers, because he dares not defy his lord and MAGA master and Eric and Adam are, in fact, booted.
But promises made to his ally Marjorie Taylor Greene, who really, really, really wanted to see Rep. Ilhan Omar kept off the House Foreign Affairs Committee – for reasons that had nothing to do with her ethnicity or religion, you understand (wink wink) – seem not to hold the same weight with McCarthy as his fealty to the Orangeutan… for he has relented and Omar is still in.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene’s support for Kevin McCarthy may be facing a new strain after she threw her support behind a move to remove Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The House Speaker had vowed to remove the Minnesota Democrat, citing prior allegedly antisemitic comments. After several Republicans came out against the bid, it appears McCarthy has bent to their will, instead of facing a potentially gruelling vote on the appointment.
McCarthy previously said he would like to remove Omar, setting up a potential floor vote in the closely divided chamber. It was just a matter of weeks ago that McCarthy faced 15 rounds of voting to confirm him as speaker, following an open rebellion by some Republican representatives…
… According to Bloomberg, McCarthy could have proposed to drop Omar from the committee as early as Monday. However, on Saturday, Newswire reported that the speaker had approved her appointment.”
My guess is that just enough Republicans, uncomfortable with Kevin’s slavish devotion to MTG, vowed to vote against this petty move to make it impossible to succeed, thus forcing McCarthy’s hand.
Just a guess.
What do Ron Filipkowski and his followers think?
Which Speaker is Speaker?!
— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTTFLaMMaBLe) January 30, 2023
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MTG is chairwoman of the tantric sex committee,George santos , who invented the tantric sex techniques , will also serve on this committee
— James Lewis (@lewisjelah) January 30, 2023
The prime ability a speaker has to have is the ability to count (prospective votes). LBJ was legendary at it. Pelosi great. McCarthy semi-ok. MTG showing early she has no talent for it at all.
— Lydia Altacocker Fillingham (@FillinghamLydia) January 30, 2023
That’s what I think too, the votes aren’t there or Kev would happily go along with it.
Denying the opposition party leaders committee assignments without just cause is unprecidented. Last congress Speaker Pelosi denied Gosar and Green committees only because they threatened Democrats with physical violence, a serious breech of civility, rules and norms.
— Mechadave Zippy THEE Pinhead (Parody) (@Anumbr1) January 30, 2023
Yup. But MTG doesn’t give a rip about civility, rules or norms.
Could this be trouble in paradise??
— Al, non compos mentis (@Al95899482) January 30, 2023
Madge thinks she's runnin' the show. pic.twitter.com/cdVp9WZi9Z
— Donna L Dale (@awoaca) January 30, 2023
I think that means he didn’t have the votes to remove her. Good.
— sjcarl (@sjcarl) January 30, 2023
Pillow talk isn’t dependable
— Notanicegirl (@notanicegirl1) January 30, 2023
Sooo qevin is back on the red couch again tonight. Sad
— 🇺🇦ExtremeMasker😷 (@Ronilj261) January 30, 2023
The potential lover’s quarrel between Kevin and MTG is certainly intriguing enough but, for quality viewing I’d rather see the video of Omar passing Marge in the House hallways today…
Now, that will be entertainment!