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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:39 PM

Republican Rep. Spartz opposes McCarthy effort to boot Democrats from committees

WASHINGTON — Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., said Tuesday she'll oppose Speaker Kevin McCarthy's efforts to keep a handful of Democrats off key House committees.

“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again," she said in a strongly worded statement. "Speaker McCarthy needs to stop 'bread and circuses' in Congress and start governing for a change.”

Spartz's statement came in response to McCarthy's stated intentions to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee and keep Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., off the Intelligence Committee.

McCarthy, R-Calif., has unilateral power to keep members off the Intelligence panel, which is structured as a permanent select committee and gives the speaker special authorities. But he may need the support of a majority of the House to block Omar from Foreign Affairs.

Given McCarthy's slim Republican majority, every vote is important. With proxy voting no longer an option, even a handful of absences could sway outcomes in the House when the two parties disagree.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/republican-rep-spartz-opposes-mccarthy-204346214.html

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Spartz is from Ukraine and in last year's State of the Union, which took place immediately after the invasion, she stood out wearing a blue and yellow dress.

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Reply Republican Rep. Spartz opposes McCarthy effort to boot Democrats from committees (Original post)
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Skittles Jan 24 #1
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dalton99a Jan 24 #5
republianmushroom Jan 25 #6
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:41 PM

1. "start governing for a change"

IMAGINE THAT

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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:43 PM

2. HMM

Given McCarthy's slim Republican majority, every vote is important. With proxy voting no longer an option, even a handful of absences could sway outcomes in the House when the two parties disagree.


One of my dreams is that several members of the Sedition Caucus are arrested and jailed.

They can't vote by proxy so suddenly Dems have the majority.

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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:47 PM

3. The GOP House now has the same respect and stature of the current 6 GOP on the SCOTUS.

It really hurts to see our country, even with all its imperfections, so totally ruined by the ilk of the current GOP controlled House.

I have totally stopped watching the news, even MSNBC after yesterday. Spend most of my time getting news here, listening to books on my audible app, or watching Netflix, Prime, or HBO.

I had to stop with the news because it was leading me to real hate for some people. I don't like to feel hate toward anyone but the GOP House members are making it too easy.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:50 PM

4. Democracy matters...

Time to dump McCarthy as Speaker and Rep. Spartz could crossover vote for Rep. Jeffries.

Another Republicans who claim to be about Patriotism and love of Country will crossover the aisle now and take the power away from these traitors trying to wreck our country for pennies on the dollar or kompromat.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:56 PM

5. McCarthy is a worthless spineless piece of shit


The crazies are in charge


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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:07 AM

6. keep it up Kevin and you may loose another backer.

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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:55 AM

7. Schiff and Swalwell are honest, smart and competent

In short, everything McCarthy is not.

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