IRS First Target as Kevin McCarthy Speakership Commences

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Rep. Adam Schiff speaks reporters as he departs the final meeting of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol on December 19. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In he latest of several moves signaling how Republicans will use their majority, Speaker Kevin McCarthy told the Associated Press Monday night that he’ll remove influential Democrats and fellow Californians Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff from the Intelligence Committee. The House also approved on Monday rules that enshrine concessions McCarthy made to his party’s hard right faction, including the creation of a special committee led by Ohio representative Jim Jordan that will investigate the “weaponization” of the federal government. We take stock of the news.


Domenico Montanaro, senior political editor and correspondent, NPR