McCarthy officially denies Schiff and Swalwell seats on House Intelligence Committee

US Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference in Statuary Hall of the US Capitol Building on January 12.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially denied Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell seats on the House Intelligence Committee.

"I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democrat colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence," McCarthy wrote in a letter to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries that he posted on Twitter Tuesday night.

CNN's Annie Grayer, Melanie Zanona, Zachary Cohen Nicky Robertson contributed to this report.

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