Kevin McCarthy Blasts Eric Swalwell Over Relationship With Chinese Spy

 January 16, 2023

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California nailed Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California at a press conference.

McCarthy told reporters they would never give the Democrat a committee position if they received the same briefing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he did.

"Let me phrase something very direct to you: if you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Swalwell on any committee," McCarthy said to the reporters.

"Breitbart News published an explosive exclusive report in August 2021 regarding a classified report indicating Swalwell was in an intimate sexual relationship with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang. Moreover, Fang Fang also 'took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative,' Axios reported.

"He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector, so would you like to give him a government clearance?" McCarthy asked reporters.

McCarthy added that Democrats in the last Congress had hundreds of other members, not surrounded by security questions, but they opted to stick with Swalwell:

"You’re going to tell me that there’s 200 other Democrats that couldn’t fill that slot, but you kept him on it? The only way that they even knew it came forward is when they went to nominate him to the Intel Committee and then the FBI came and told the leadership then, 'He’s got a problem.' And they kept him on. That jeopardized all of us," McCarthy said.

McCarthy promised that when he took speakership, Swalwell will not be on the Intel Committee anymore.

"I don’t know if this is a high bar," McCarthy said. "But if you have relations with a Chinese spy, you shouldn’t be allowed to be on the Intel Committee."

Source: Breitbart