Minority House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for the removal from Congress of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), following an explosive report this week about his connections to a suspected Chinese spy. Swalwell sits on the House Intelligence Committee.

“This is only the tip of the iceberg because remember what we’re hearing, these are Chinese spies that go down to the level of a mayor, they court and help a city councilmember become a congressman, this congressman now gets on the Intel Committee,” McCarthy told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “They are only selected for the Intel Committee by the leaders of their party, meaning Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is one of the Gang of Eight, along with myself.”

“Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the Committee?” McCarthy continued. “We have our Senator Dianne Feinstein, for two decades, the personal assistant to hear all the private phone calls in the car and others, a Chinese spy.”

“Why did the Democrats pull out of the bipartisan China Task Force I had set up?” McCarthy continued. “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 [the Chinese] focus on Silicon Valley members of Congress? Why is he still on the Intel Committee and why is he still a member of Congress? Did Adam Schiff know as chairman of that Committee that [Swalwell] had this problem?”

McCarthy noted that House Intelligence Committee members get classified information that is not obtained by other members of Congress. McCarthy also questioned why Swalwell was attacking National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, who has repeatedly warned that China is the biggest threat that the United States faces.

“The only person attacking him is Swalwell,” McCarthy continued. “Now we learn why. Why is this person still there?”

“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.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Tuesday night, “U.S. Intelligence officials believe Fang had a sexual relationship with Eric Swalwell.”

“We asked Swalwell’s office about that directly today, his staff replied by saying they couldn’t comment on whether or not Swalwell had sexual relationship with Fang because that information might be ‘classified,’” Carlson continued. “They did not elaborate or explain what they meant by that.”

Fang and Swalwell were frequently together, with her serving as a fundraiser for him
Fang was in the United States from 2011 to 2015 and got close to Swalwell and several others

Summary of Chinese spy bombshell story:

  • Swalwell reported to be part of a group of Democrats targeted by Chinese spy 
  • But he believes the timing of revelation is a deliberate attempt to discredit him
  • Congressman has been a strong critic of President Trump during time in office
  • Swalwell’s office is refusing to say whether the congressman was compromised
  • Asked by Fox News if he had sex with a Chinese spy, they said it was ‘classified’ 
  • Tucker Carlson used his show on Tuesday night to discuss the honeytrap case
  • Carlson said that Swalwell had a sexual relationship with Christine Fang 
  • Swalwell was unmarried at the time he knew Fang from 2012-2015 
  • Fang is known to have had sexual relationships with two midwestern mayors
  • Donald Trump Jr, on Carlson’s show, also said Fang was sleeping with Swalwell 
  • Analysts say the story, first reported by Axios, shows China’s political aims
  • They say it shows that China is growing increasingly confident and savvy 

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