For years, politicians and their media accomplices painted President Donald Trump as a Russian operative. Meanwhile, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was actually consorting with a foreign spy, but has yet to face any official consequences.
That’s why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has demanded Swalwell be “removed from Congress” following revelations of his alleged relationship with a Chinese spy. Swalwell is not only a sitting Congressman but also serves on the House Intelligence Committee, making him privy to some of the most sensitive national security secrets.
“Remember what the intel committee gets. Information that no other members are able to see,” McCarthy said to host Laura Ingraham on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday. “And remember what this member did. He was so preoccupied going after this president he was not protecting our country from bad actors.”
Swalwell was busy pointing fingers at the president for his supposed involvement with the Russians. Meanwhile, it was Swalwell who may have been spilling secrets to one of America’s foreign enemies. McCarthy raised questions about the influence the Chinese may have had in thwarting some actions and investigations from Congress. It becomes especially suspicious since the Congressman criticized Director of National Intelligence John Radcliff after he warned about China as a greater threat than Russia or Iran. “But the only person attacking him is Swalwell. Now we learn why.”
It isn’t just Swalwell’s relationship that threatened American national security, however. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) unwittingly employed her own Chinese spy for two decades as her assistant, listening to every call and likely having access to privileged information. The level of that kind of influence is unknown, but McCarthy’s questions actually hint at the answer. “Why did the Democrats pull out of the bipartisan China Task Force I had set up? Why did Speaker Pelosi pull out of that? Why have they denied certain bills that would hold China accountable that have passed Senate? Why do they focus on Silicon Valley members of Congress?”
These are all valid questions as it seems Swalwell’s spy, Fang Fang a.k.a Christine Fang, made her way through the Washington political elites. Although it’s unknown whether the nature of her relationship with Swalwell was anything beyond being in his professional orbit, his reluctance to pursue China and his position on the committee raise serious alarms.
“Remember what Swalwell said, he accused the president of everything that he did, by lying to the American public and sitting on the Intel Committee,” McCarthy said. “Not only should he be removed from the Intel, he should be removed from Congress as well.”
It seems the politician who was demonstrably full of hot air and outspoken about fake foreign interference was entangled in his own scandal while pointing the finger at others. Whether he was an unwitting bystander or a willing participant in Fang’s espionage, Swalwell has no place in the halls of government.