Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for U.S. House Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to be be removed from the House Intelligence Committee just hours after his ties to a Chinese honeytrap spy were revealed on Wednesday.
While Swalwell has desperately denied having sexual relations with Chinese spy Christine Fang, her past history of sleeping with U.S. politicians to acquire sensitive intelligence has led many to view Swalwell’s denials as dubious at best.
News of the latest push for Swalwell’s exit from the intel committee broke Wednesday afternoon on social media.
Rep. Eric Swalwell has years-long ties with a reported spy from China. Did Nancy Pelosi know that when she appointed him to the House Intelligence Committee? pic.twitter.com/phxYWT7Yf5
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 9, 2020
On Tuesday, McCarthy said “Swalwell has long been disqualified from serving on the Intel Committee. For years he peddled Russian disinformation for political gain.”
“Now we find out he was involved in an effort by a reported spy to gather info for China.” McCarthy concluded, “Swalwell is a national security liability.”
Rep. Swalwell has long been disqualified from serving on the Intel Committee. For years he peddled Russian disinformation for political gain.
Now we find out he was involved in an effort by a reported spy to gather info for China.
Swalwell is a national security liability.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 8, 2020
Fox News host Tucker Carlson covered Swalwell’s participation in the Chinese honey pot on his nightly program.
Tucker Carlson says that “U.S. Intelligence officials believe” that a suspected Chinese spy “had a sexual relationship with” Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA) and that Swalwell’s office couldn’t comment on it because they said that info might be “classified”pic.twitter.com/biV78uVZHB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 9, 2020