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Swalwell Swipes Back at McCarthy Over Resolution To Remove Him From Intel Committee

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) Fires back at the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) For filing a resolution calling for the California Democrat to be removed from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence because of his former connection to an alleged Chinese spy.

The resolution says Swalwell “did not deny public reporting that a suspected Chinese intelligent operative helped raise money for Representative Swalwell’s political campaigns and facilitated the potential appointment of interns to offices. of Representative Swalwell. ”

It also says Swalwell did not rule out “other disturbing elements of public reporting.”

Swalwell posted on Twitter to blast McCarthy, “Recognize the New McCarthyism. Multiple sentences in the resolution state that ‘Swalwell is not denied …’ But failed to include the FBI’s numerous statements that ‘nothing is wrong’ and nothing to do but ‘cooperate.’ All this to deviate from [McCarthy’s] support for QAnon. ”

The alleged spy, named Fang Fang, already reported assisted Swalwell in raising funds for his re-election campaign in 2014. He also allegedly helped recruit an intern to work for him.

In December of 2020, Swalwell said he gave the FBI information about him and he has not been in contact in six years.

McCarthy went under fire from other lawmakers for failing to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Of his assignments to the committee for his previous comments.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement last month, “After much talk and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) has clearly stated that he refuses to take action against the conspiracy theory that and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. ”

He added, “McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively keys to Greene – an anti -Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said CNN he thought it was a “mistake” in the way McCarthy handled Greene’s comments.

He also said he wished McCarthy “hopefully” would take a stronger stance.



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