I Can’t Quit You: Omar, Swalwell, Schiff Still Identify As Serving On Foreign Affairs, Intelligence Committees
The official U.S. House websites for all three Democrats do not reflect the reality of the actions taken by Speaker McCarthy weeks ago
Although Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to deny California U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff seats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and force a vote in the chamber which denied Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee is old news, each of these Democrats have been slow to refresh their political resumes.
Speaker McCarthy denied Swalwell and Schiff seats on the Intelligence Committee nearly three weeks ago on January 24th.
Swalwell’s official U.S. House website still identifies him as sitting on the Intelligence Committee – highlighted first among all his official committee assignments:
The California congressman subsequently lists his assignments on the Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees where he is indeed a bonafide member.
Adam Schiff, meanwhile, does not lay out his committee assignments in a stand-alone section on his official U.S. House website, but his biography still states: “As chair of the House Permanent Select Committe (sic) on Intelligence, Adam is recognized as a leader on national security and foreign policy issues…”
Representative Ilhan Omar was denied her seat on the Foreign Affairs committee via a full house vote along partisan lines 1.5 weeks ago on February 2nd.
Omar still lists her outdated membership on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the first line on her official U.S. House ‘Committees and Caucuses’ webpage.
The membership of Omar, Schiff, and Swalwell has been removed on the official Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committee websites respectively.
Both Schiff and Omar each issued press releases on their official U.S. House websites the day they were denied seats on their respective committees to criticize these actions by House Republicans.
Nonetheless, neither member (nor Swalwell) has made the appropriate changes elsewhere on their websites to reflect their accurate assignments in the chamber and the official actions taken by the GOP-led House.
It should be noted Swalwell’s official U.S. House Twitter profile is correct and up to date with no mention of his former Intelligence Committee assignment.
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