Speaker McCarthy Brutalizes Reporter Who Whined About Schiff, Swalwell Getting Booted from Intel Committee

By Dr. Derek Ellerman

I’m sincerely hoping that you’ll hear this a lot out of me: Credit where it’s due! 

I don’t trust Kevin McCarthy any farther than I can throw him, which is only about 7-8 yards since I am freakishly strong, but it’s important to not just attack politicians when they’re wrong, but to praise them when they’re right. 

For some reason, famed economist James Buchanan gets plaudits for his Public Choice Theory, which essentially states that, like all people, politicians also pursue their self-interest. Common sense to most people, but nevertheless, important and largely ignored on the right.

If you want politicians to do what you want, you need both the carrot and the stick. Those of us with a little more mental firepower recognize this as operant conditioning

At any rate, Speaker McCarthy deserves plaudits for not only giving Russiagate conspiracy theorists the boot from the House Intel Committee, but perhaps more importantly, for absolutely wrecking a goofball reporter who was trying to whine about it. 

RELATED: Former FBI Agent Involved in Trump/Russia Probe Indicted for… Working for Russia

McCarthy Lets ‘Em Have It

Speaker McCarthy, thankfully, seems to have learned from the Trump playbook – which is to say, mainstream “journalists” are not reporters, but transparently stenographers for the DNC and Langley. They are not good-faith actors just looking out for the people. 

Very, very much the opposite, I’m afraid. 

To wit: in a showdown with a reporter, who of course tried to “whatabout” by asking about Republican George Santos, who appears to be even more impressive than Frank Abignale, Jr., McCarthy was asked:

“Because you have direct power over who goes on the Intelligence Committee, and you also … (unintelligible) you have saying lying to us is something that means you should be removed from the Intelligence Committee why is it not… (something unintelligible about George Santos…” the reporter mumbled. 

You can see McCarthy just getting ready, answering that Santos was elected by his district, before getting cut off again. 

That’s when the new Speaker jumped in: “Let me be very clear and respectful to you. You asked me a question. When I answer it, it’s the answer to your question. You don’t get to determine whether I answer your question or not, OK? In all respect. Thank you.”

Over the shouts of other reporters, McCarthy continued:

“No, no, let’s answer her question. You just raised a question, I’m going to be very clear with you. The Intel Committee is different. You know why? Because what happens in the Intel Committee, you don’t know. What happens in the Intel Committee, of the secrets that are going on in the world, other Members of Congress don’t know. What did Adam Schiff do as the Chairman of the Intel Committee? What Adam Schiff did was use his power as Chairman, and lied to the American public, even the Inspector General said it.”

He continued, “When (former Rep.) Devin Nunes put out a memo, he said it was false. When we had a laptop (Hunter Biden’s laptop), he used it before an election to be politics and say that it was false, and said it was the Russians, when he knew different. When he knew the intel.”

“When you talk to John Ratcliffe, DNI, he came out ahead of time and said there’s no intel to prove that. And he (Schiff) used his position as Chairman, knowing he has information the rest of America does not, and lied to the American public,” McCarthy pointed out.

It only gets better from there. McCarthy also raised other crucial points, but you’ll have to watch since The Political Insider is a small, independent outlet and they don’t have staff available for translations.


RELATED: CJ Pearson Challenges Joy Reid to Debate on Critical Race Theory, Says CRT is ‘Black Supremacy’

A New Day? New GOP?

Now as I mentioned earlier, McCarthy deserves praise for just nailing the fake news with both barrels. If you want him (and others) to continue this behavior, give them praise. Show them some positive reinforcement. 

And don’t get me wrong, I’m a total cynic. I don’t believe for a second that McCarthy and his GOP are going to actually follow through on the more concrete promises. But that’s a time for another day. 

On this day, I’m going to celebrate when a politician who isn’t named Donald Trump or Ron Paul actually does the right thing. 

I suggest that you do the same. That is, if you want to see more of this. 

Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #3 on Feedspot’s “100 Best Political Blogs and Websites.”

Guest Contributor

View Comments

  • Holy Guacamole. McCarthy really let them have it. I'm glad he finally grew a spine. I hope he keeps it.

  • Loved watching this video.
    Speaker McCarthy slammed it to this idiot reporter as only these idiots deserve.
    If he keeps this up electing him as Speaker is going to be the best thing the GOP has had for a long time.

  • I knew McCarthy could have the moxy to do and say what needs to be done or said. We need more of this type of action! Be strong, fair and for the people.

  • I support any politican who support and follow the CONSTITUTION LAWS! Those who are in it for themselves or the party they represent. Need to be removed from CONGRESS! They were elect by the PEOPLE to represent their view and to honor the OATH THEY TOOK! But the last 12 years we witness DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICANS VIOLATION LAWS! Lying was not part of the OATH THEY SWORN IN UNDER! BUT HELP ME GOD, WAS!


Recent Posts

Don’t Believe the Hype: Woke Is Real and It’s Dangerous

By J. Peder Zane for RealClearPolitics He’s woke. She’s woke. So are they, them, ey,…

2 days ago

MSNBC Defends George Soros, Says Criticism of Globalist is ‘Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy’

MSNBC's Joy Reid took on the task of attempting to make left-wing billionaire George Soros…

2 days ago

‘Running Again’ – Hillary Clinton Mocked Over Video Skit Announcing New Gig Teaching Foreign Policy at Columbia

Hillary Clinton was mocked on social media after a video skit was released by Columbia…

2 days ago

Author Matt Palumbo Exposes in New Book How the Left Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry

Conservative author Matt Palumbo, who is responsible for such titles as "The Man Behind the…

2 days ago

National Hockey Team, Various NHL Hockey Players REFUSE To Wear Pride Jerseys

Due to a Kremlin anti-gay rule that could put Russian sportsmen at risk once they…

2 days ago

Biden’s Sexual Assault Accuser Tara Reade Will Testify Before Congress, Says MAGA Rep Matt Gaetz

Representative Matt Gaetz reveals that he and Marjorie Taylor Greene have invited Tara Reade, a…

2 days ago