California Democrat Representative Eric Swalwell is under fire over an intimate relationship with a suspected female Chinese spy.
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were briefed by the FBI on Friday regarding Swalwell’s relationship with Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang.
McCarthy is calling for Pelosi to remove Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee and for the FBI to brief members of the committee.
There is no way Eric Swalwell should continue to serve on the House Intelligence Committee. pic.twitter.com/FtNJOjFeE9
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 20, 2020
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 20, 2020
There are questions surrounding the nature of Swalwell’s relationship with Fang and comments were posted on Twitter about Swalwell.
A source on Capitol Hill confirmed to @FDRLST today that Rep. Eric Swalwell had a sexual relationship with communist Chinese spy Fang Fang. The FBI finally briefed congressional leaders today on the details of Fang Fang’s interactions with lawmakers on behalf of communist China.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 18, 2020
— 🇺🇸Anonymous Sources Stacy🇺🇸 (@Discoveringme40) December 18, 2020
Yes he should. Keeping him on there just tells me that leadership is also dirty with Chinese influence. He needs to go because no one will trust him anymore. Not the public. not his elected counterparts. He’s done.
— Luigi's Human🇺🇸🐶🇺🇸 (@JYWheeler) December 18, 2020
While Swalwell has refused to comment about his relationship with Fang, a statement was issued by his office.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI,” Swalwell’s office told Axios. “To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story.”
It’s ironic Swalwell was connected to an alleged spy from China considering how he accused President Trump of doing the bidding of Russia.
Common sense and basic accountability should dictate why Swalwell should not be allowed on the House Intelligence Committee.
Unfortunately, it looks like Pelosi will play politics and allow Swalwell to stay on the Committee despite his relationship with a possible spy.