Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) came under the Twitter spotlight when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) completely destroyed him, unable to resist an epic tweet.
It was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Swalwell is to be reappointed to the Intelligence Committee, overlooking the fact he has been involved in a Chinese spy “honeypot” scandal.
Cruz’s tweet in reply was, “To be fair, he has done a lot of undercover work on Chinese communists.”
Swalwell, not to be out done by Cruz, or at least that was his fervent prayer, tweeted back, “To be fair, you left your constituents in a storm for an out-of-country Ritz Carlton. And Trump called your wife ugly and you sided with..Trump. So sit down.”
To be fair, you left your constituents in a storm for an out-of-country Ritz Carlton. And Trump called your wife ugly and you sided with..Trump. So sit down. https://t.co/zBKI9o4jtr
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 13, 2021
Comments on Twitter came thick and fast, Cruz was able to just sit back and watch the fun, as posters sided with him.
GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is planning to introduce a resolution next week to remove Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee.
“Pelosi just reappointed Eric Swalwell to the Intelligence Committee. Based on the briefing she and I received together, Swalwell should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation’s secrets,” McCarthy tweeted.
Senior Dem aide: “This will be tabled instantly. This is a waste of time. Swalwell handled this situation appropriately and has been accused of no wrongdoing. Republicans should be very wary of starting something like this. Their conference is brimming with exposure.” https://t.co/wnmgqIOBxw
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) March 12, 2021
It appears the move is destined to fail, even though Swalwell has been exposed for an alleged relationship with Fang Fang, a known Chinese spy, who also goes by the name of Christine Fang. McCarthy said Fang is “covertly as an intelligence agent for the Chinese Ministry of State Security,” thus making Swalwell a national security threat.
McCarthy stated in December 2020 that, after an FBI briefing he received concerning Swalwell’s alleged involvement with a Chinese spy, he was certain that the congressman should not be sitting on the Intelligence Committee.
“The American people elected a Democratic House Majority that would be relentless in our work to promote their security – both by defending their economic security here at home and our national security abroad,” Pelosi declared in a statement.
“On the Intelligence Committee, these Members will be effective forces in keeping the American people safe, as we confront our nation’s adversaries, adapt to new threats, and work with our allies,” she stated.
In February, 14 Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, asking for a briefing on Swalwell’s relationship with the alleged spy.
“As our nation faces a growing security threat from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to infiltrate and undermine the United States Government, we write to request a full briefing regarding counterintelligence threats to Members of Congress, including information related to Representative Eric Swalwell’s ties to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative,” they wrote, reports BizPacReview.
And the Swalwell tweets just keep coming …
Ok, but what does that have to do with you canoodling a Chinese spy and still being on the Intel committee? https://t.co/GIikFTZgdG
— Mo Mo (@MollyRatty) March 13, 2021