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Adam Schiff Mocked on Twitter After Taking Issue With McCarthy's Intel Committee Decision

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Twitter users went after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) after he took issue with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) decision to block him from serving on the House Intelligence Committee.

On Tuesday, Schiff tweeted, “Kevin McCarthy just kicked me and [Rep Swalwell] off the Intelligence Committee. This is petty, political payback for investigating Donald Trump.”

He added, “If he thinks this will stop me, he will soon find out just how wrong he is. I will always defend our democracy.”

Twitter users took the time to remind Schiff of his past in politics and why he should not be serving on the committee.

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Newsmax analyst Jessie Jane Duff wrote, “You lied to the American public about Russia collusion and got caught. Only a pathological liar would continue with this dishonest charade.”

Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted, “Yes, [Rep Adam Schiff], that’s the whole point: You’re free to keep lying from other committees. What you can’t do any longer is abuse your power as House Intel Chair to leak to [Manu Raju] and others or impose the credibility of that position on blatant lies.”

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Podcaster Tim Pool declared Schiff a “bad person.”

Radio host Andrew Wilkow accused Schiff of abusing “your position to promote what you knew was a hoax. It was the apex of unethical behavior. All that is happening is another [democrat] will take your place. Now you are making threats. What? Are you going to unleash another deep state ‘whistleblower’?”

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McCarthy defended his decision to boot Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from the committee while speaking to reporters, as IJR reported.

He accused Schiff of using his power and “lied to the American public.”

The House Speaker explained, “Even the inspector general said it. When Devin Nunes put out a memo, he said it was false. When we had a laptop, he used it before an election to [play] politics and say that it was false and said it was the Russians when he knew different, when he knew the intel … He used his position as chairman, knowing he has information the rest of America does not, and lied to the American public.”

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