Democrats’ Fate In 2022 Could Include Getting Bounced From Committee Seats

Karma could be preparing to bite back for some House Democrats in the form of losing their committee assignments – should the Republicans take over the House after the 2022 midterm elections.

Earlier this year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was stripped of her committee assignments for comments she made before she was elected that some Democrats deemed controversial.

Just last week, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) was also stripped of assignments after he posted a cartoon video of himself “attacking” Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and swinging cartoon swords at President Joe Biden.

If 2022 goes the wrong way, some Democrats may regret it. 

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A Warning Shot

While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stopped short of promising to remove certain Democrats from committee seats if the GOP gained the majority in the House, he did say that their positions could be contingent on the Democrats winning out in 2022.

Of the far-left Democrats who have engaged in questionable behavior, McCarthy said they “will need the approval of a majority to keep those positions in the future.”

By many accounts, things could get ugly at election time next fall for Democrats.

The Hill added it’s own bit of snark, saying that the lawmakers who may be targeted for removal from their seats had never “embraced conspiracy theories” or “promoted violence against their political opponents the way Greene and Gosar have.”

Really?

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Democrats Who Could Be On The Chopping Block

The list of Democrats in danger of losing committee seats reads like a list of the usual suspects.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), in her most famous of “non-violent” comments, said of anyone associated with the Trump administration,

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

During the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, she encouraged those protesting the death of George Floyd to “get more confrontational,” especially if they did not get the trial outcome they wanted.

Some would surely consider trying to intimidate a jury as being a bit more serious than a cartoon video.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), most famous (or infamous) for her 9/11 anniversary “some people did something” remark, has made other comments seen as anti-semitic, and back in June, compared the U.S. and Israel to terrorist groups. 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a member of the all-important House Intelligence committee, and also an impeachment manager for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, has been tied to a woman known as Christine Fang, who was suspected by the FBI of being a Chinese spy. (They of course found no wrongdoing.)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spent the better part of two years attempting to convince the American people that Donald Trump had colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, and had evidence to prove it.

He actively promoted the long ago debunked Steele dossier that was at the core of the supposed scandal. The main source for the dossier has been indicted for lying about the majority of the claims in the dossier. 

The “Russia collusion” story is surely the grandest conspiracy theory of the last few decades.

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Not Looking Good For Democrats

By the current look of things, Kevin McCarthy may get his chance to give some Democrats the boot. Democrats will have to contend with an unpopular president, whose approval numbers are in the 30s.

Biden is not seen as having done well on things like the pandemic, and inflation continues to rise and the economy continues to fall. Couple that with as many as 14 Democrats announcing their retirements and redistricting.

It is a perfect storm for Democrats to lose in 2022.

 

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