Republicans are now demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi remove compromised Rep. Eric Swalwell from the House Intel Committee.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Reps. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) and Chip Roy (R., Texas), along with 15 other House Republicans, drafted a letter Tuesday to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) calling for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D., Calif.) removal from the House Intelligence Committee due to his ties to a suspected Chinese spy.
The letter details both the compromised nature of Swalwell’s position given his personal relationship with alleged Chinese spy Fang Fang in addition to the double standard from congressional Democrats regarding foreign interference in American politics.
“Speaker Pelosi spent four years yelling about President Trump being compromised by Russia, despite never having evidence to support her claim. Well, now we have proof our foremost adversary compromised a lawmaker who regularly handles highly classified intelligence,” Banks said in a press release. “Speaker Pelosi needs to step up, put country over party and call on Rep. Swalwell to resign from the House Intelligence Committee.”
Swalwell failed to disclose to the Intelligence Committee his working relationship with Fang, who gained enough influence with the California Democrat to place multiple interns in his office and befriend Swalwell’s brother and father on Facebook. Swalwell chairs one of the four subcommittees on the House Intelligence Committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Cali) has demanded that Swalwell be removed from Congress for his actions.