We covered the fireworks that occurred when Rep. Byron Donalds, (R-FL), appeared on Joy Reid’s program. They discussed the fact that Kevin McCarthy, the House Speaker (R-CA), has pledged to kick three Democrats out of their committees: Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the Intel Committee and Rep. Ilhan Omar(D-MN) from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Swalwell tried selling Americans why he was being kicked out. Reid claimed that Donalds had admitted to him that he was being fired “purely out of revenge.”
#BREAKING Rep. @ByronDonalds admits on @thereidout that @SpeakerMcCarthy is kicking me, @RepAdamSchiff, and @Ilhan off our committees purely out of vengeance.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 11, 2023
As the transcript revealed, this was a complete fabrication. Donalds was not the one talking about “vengeance”, that was Reid’s absurd spin.
Joy Reid begins her interview with Byron Donalds with a rant whining that it’s not “a good look” that the GOP has members such as Gosar and MTG, but wants to kick Omar, Schiff, and Swalwell off committees.
Donalds notes the GOP warned Dems precedent would come back to bite them. pic.twitter.com/an45CMVFPR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2023
Thanks to my friend @JennaEllisEsq for the transcript, which shows that JOY REID said “vengeance,” not Byron Donalds.https://t.co/aBL7LDXCTC
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 11, 2023
Donalds stated that Democrats would “live by” their rules if they wanted to change the rules [about refusing members for committees].
The rules were changed by the former House Speaker when she refused to place the appointees proposed by Republicans onto the Jan.6 Committee. She also “changed” the rules by booting people from committees such as Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA. Joy Reid was silent about the “vengeance” when it was all about making the Committee as anti-Trump as possible.
Donalds didn’t talk about vengeance. He also didn’t mention that it was “purely” due to the changes made by Democrats. McCarthy noted that Swalwell was fired because he could not get security clearance due to his past relationship with a Chinese spy. He wasn’t going to leave him on an important committee.
That says something about Swalwell: He’s either unable to distinguish what he heard from Reid or lying to the public. He is a poor candidate for the Intel Committee.
Swalwell was able to get a meeting with a large portion of the internet when he attempted to sell the items with the “reason for his booting”. He was unsuccessful in selling the items he wanted to sell and was then ratioed into the next week.
Dave Rubin posted the interview he did with Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy then went to Swalwell from the gate.
Actually it’s because you banged a Chinese spy.pic.twitter.com/H0HCReybpc
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 11, 2023