House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ripped Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the US Capitol this week; asking why the top Democrat kept Eric Swalwell on the Intelligence Committee after learning of a Chinese spy scheme.
“Speaker Pelosi was notified, if she knew but maintained Swalwell on Intel, well, that’s a national security threat. He was put on in his second year. I will tell you as a Leader, the Intel Committee is treated differently,” said McCarthy.
“If you spend the last four years in Intel worried about foreign intrusion, Adam Schiff knew as well, to allow Eric Swalwell to sit inside a room where you don’t bring your phone… Why did she allow him to sit on that Committee?” he asked.
Watch McCarthy’s comments above.
SWALWELL GOES SILENT: Rep. Refuses to Comment on Relationship with Alleged Chinese Spy
Congressman Eric Swalwell has so-far refused to prove details regarding his relationship with an alleged Chinese Spy despite national coverage of the incident that started earlier this week.
“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.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on his colleagues to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee due to his ongoing scandal surrounding a potential Chinese spy.
“The Intel committee is different than any other committee. It is the most difficult committee to get on. It’s only selected by the leaders of both parties. He got on as a sophomore. How could he do that? They were in the minority at the time, not very many seats. He got on as a sophomore and now, he says, that Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff knew of it. This is a national security threat,” McCarthy said.
“And now we have Eric Swalwell whose been swindled by the Chinese but what’s even more interesting here is why did he attack the American Director of Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s report, talking about the expansion of China spying throughout?…This man should not be in the Intel committee,” McCarthy continued. “He’s jeopardizing national security. What is being said in those meetings inside the SCIF that we don’t want other people to hear or listen? You can’t not, you can not take in your watch. You cannot take in your phone, but here, we have an individual, who Nancy Pelosi, this is the real question. When did Nancy Pelosi know of this and why did she maintain him on the committee?”
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DEVELOPING: Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell Caught Up in Suspected China Spy Plot
Sean Hannity weighed-in Wednesday night on an explosive report linking Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell to a Chinese spy; saying Democrats are refusing to hold him responsible.
“An explosive report is revealing Rep. Swalwell’s ties to a Chinese Spy… She reportedly helped place at least one intern in his office,” said Hannity.
“The Congressman’s office declined to comment. Democrats refuse to hold Swalwell accountable for blatant lies even after he spread the Russia hoax for years,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s comments above.