Speaker of the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Rep. Eric Swalwell,( D-Calif), involved in the scandal involving a potential spy for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Pelosi referred to the serious case saying, “I think we should make sure that everyone knows what they are being subjected to. But I don’t know that it means that we have background checks for every intern who comes into the Capitol,” according to a Dec. 11 Daily Mail report.
Nevertheless, Swalwell’s case is especially sensitive for national security since Pelosi herself recommended him to be part of the House Intelligence Committee, with access to classified material.
Given the high risk involved, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Swalwell should be removed from the House Intelligence Committee and even from Congress, because of his relationship with alleged spy Fang Fang.
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson referred to the case in an interview with Claudia Tenney, a Tea Party Republican who represented New York in the House between 2017 and 2019, going straight to the point.
“Do you believe people who have sexual relationships with Chinese spies should retain their seats on the House Intel Committee?” Carlson asked.
“The situation with Eric Swalwell—I think it’s unforgivable. I think you should be removed from the Intelligence Committee immediately,” was Tenney’s emphatic response.
Swalwell’s controversial relationship began in 2011, when Fang as a student and helped raise funds for his political campaign.
From this relationship Fang managed to install a Chinese intern in Swalwell’s office, she is also accused of having intimate relationships with at least two mayors.
“U.S. Intelligence officials believe Fang had a sexual relationship with Eric Swalwell,” Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson reported Dec. 8, according to Daily Wire.
She is also blamed for infiltrating other Bay Area campaigns, in addition to helping raise funds for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, (D-Hawaii).
The CCP’s interference in U.S. domestic politics has reached extreme levels of risk, since, according to investigations by Trump’s campaign lawyers, it has profoundly disrupted the 2020 election process, filled with evidence of fraud, especially through Dominion Voting System machines.