Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell weighed-in over the weekend on the Constitutionality of Impeaching a President who is no longer in office; saying the country “can’t afford to give Donald Trump another chance” to run for the White House.
“Do you plan to address the Constitutional authority for the House to bring an impeachment against somebody who is no longer serving?” asked a reporter from MSNBC.
“It’s Constitutional, the Senate is steeped in tradition and custom… Because Donald Trump will do this again, he has a disdain for democracy. We can’t afford -as a country- to give him a chance to even come close to doing this again,” said Swalwell.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 25, 2021
Watch Swalwell’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?”
Read the full report at Fox News.
SWALWELL SCANDAL GROWS: Dems Called-Out for Keeping Rep. on Intel Committee Despite China Plot
Speaker Pelosi and other members of the House Democrats are facing a growing backlash over why Rep. Eric Swalwell was allowed to remain on the Intelligence Committee despite knowing of a Chinese plot to infiltrate his office.
"How did Nancy Pelosi allow him to continue to serve in this role despite knowing he had been spied on for years…?"
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 21, 2020
“It also brings up concerns about how Democrat leadership handled this serious revelation. Public reporting shows that Swalwell received a defensive briefing from the FBI back in 2015, the same year Swalwell was selected to serve as the lead Democrat on a subcommittee overseeing the CIA,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told the Washington Examiner. “How did Nancy Pelosi allow him to continue to serve in this role despite knowing he had been spied on for years by the CCP?”
“At a time when we should be more vigilant against China’s ongoing threats, Democrats jeopardized our national security by allowing a compromised individual to oversee the operations of agencies whose mission it is to protect our country’s most sensitive information,” McCarthy said.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.