Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who is linked to the potential spy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Fang Fang, should not be on the Intelligence Committee, said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). 

After McCarthy was informed by the FBI of the controversial case, he insisted that Swalwell should not be allowed to continue on the committee that receives classified information from U.S. security agencies, according to Fox News on Dec. 18. 

“What I learned today, and anyone who was in that room with me, would never allow Swalwell to be on the Intel Committee or to continue to be on it,” McCarthy told host Martha MacCallum.

According to McCarthy, he did not know about Swalwell’s relationship with Fang Fang until he read about it in the press recently, so he requested official information from the FBI.

Although McCarthy did not share the data received, it was serious enough to convince him that Swalwell should not continue with his current duties. 

However, he made it clear that it was the FBI who alerted Swalwell that Fang Fang was a possible spy, and not the other way around as has sometimes been reported. 

“I would assume it would be pretty serious if the FBI came to you [and said] that they knew this person was a spy for another country,” McCarthy added. 

For the U.S. intelligence services, the CCP is the greatest threat to the United States, and in fact, the FBI often has thousands of investigations underway regarding spies in the service of the CCP. 

Recently, the links between many of America’s leaders and the CCP, mainly from the Democratic Party, have become more widely known. 

It was only at the end of the last month that former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and 10 other former officials who tended to favor the CCP were fired from the Defense Policy Board, according to analysts quoted by The Washington Times.

Even in a tweet published today, Kissinger appears in a photo to the right of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

In another tweet, contributed by the user Ron @CodeMonkeyZ, Jinping appears with several congressmen in a photo on Sept. 25, 2015.

Among them in the 2015 photo are  Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).