Schiff seeks rule that would block oversight of some military operations

Washington Times

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, wants a defense policy bill to include language blocking Congress from oversight of the military and National Guard in some cases of domestic deployment. 

The amendment is poised to be added to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House plans to take up this week, and it has drawn criticism from Republicans who fear Mr. Schiff is trying to preemptively block them from oversight if their party wins the House majority in November elections.

“This un-American amendment will fundamentally and irreparably erode Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, a member of the Armed Services Committee and chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, told The Washington Times. “House Democrats led by Adam Schiff are attempting to cover up for the national security crises of the weakest commander in chief in U.S. history.”

The exemption from congressional oversight is narrowly focused on the domestic deployment of troops, but Mr. Schiff’s free pass for the Pentagon could impact a range of oversight from border security to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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One thought on “Schiff seeks rule that would block oversight of some military operations

  1. So if Congress is “blocked from oversight of the military,” is it just the (non) president who transfers the orders from Tel Aviv? This is all circus, but seems they are wanting to say any military operation can go forth unchecked, no? And wadaya know!! It’s the ole’ NDAA popping up again. And Trump’s Martial Law proposals. They can do their crazy shite, and I wish I could say it has no impact, but their war-machine is ever churning its evil brew, always comin’ after me and you.

    To stand and fight in defense of our Bill of Rights… It’s truly the only place to stand.


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