Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, credits outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for subtly giving incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the idea about reportedly jettisoning three Democratic Party congressional members — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.; and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. — from their respective committee assignments before a new Congress convenes Jan. 3.
"[The House Republicans and Democrats] used to police their own back in the day; that was the tradition, and that had been the precedent that was set in Congress for years," Fallon told Newsmax's "John Bachman Now" on Monday.
Fallon then shared how Speaker Pelosi established a "new precedent" in recent years by "reaching over the aisle" on dropping Republican congressmen — former Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and current Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. — from their House committee assignments after a spate of public controversies.
Omar has said "many" antisemitic things during her short time in American politics, lamented Fallon; "and yet, she always falls back to, Oh, they're attacking me because I'm Muslim ... I'm a woman ... I'm a person of color."
Schiff and Swalwell "will [likely] be gone, too," Fallon added. "It's about their actions."
In a recent TV interviews, Schiff declared a Republican-controlled House would bring "chaos" to Congress, by condoning the "least common denominator" of member conduct.
This prompted Fallon to fire back: "You know what the 'lowest common denominator' was" during Schiff's time of leading Democrats during Donald Trump's presidential tenure? "It was leaking the false Steele Dossier, and lying to the American people about the Russia hoax."
Going further, Fallon said if the new House Republicans hypothetically had a formal vote on Schiff's committee fate, he is "pretty sure" that vote would be unanimous — against Schiff.
"He's just trying to point the blame to others," Fallon said of Schiff.
But not all Democrats are driven by their own agendas. Fallon credited Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for acknowledging then-President Trump was right to ban TikTok during his time in office.
"I'm filing [House] legislation" on banning TikTok, said Fallon, adding countries like Pakistan have already begun dropping the Chinese government-influenced social platform.
"People [on TikTok] need to understand there are Terms of Service," Fallon said. And within that agreement, the Texas Republican relayed how the Chinese government subsequently has permission to collect American users' data "for whatever reason."
"They can even track your keyboard history ... and collect passwords," Fallon said. "It's very dangerous. It's a matter of national security, and we should absolutely ban it here in the United States."
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