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House Democrats Reject Removing Swalwell From Intelligence Committee Over Ties To Chinese Spy

Lawmakers voted on whether to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from his position on the House Intelligence Committee over his relationship with a Chinese spy.


Democrat representatives voted to kill a motion from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell of California from his position on the House Intelligence Committee over his relationship to a spy for communist China.

The vote comes shortly after McCarthy filed a resolution insisting that Swalwell  abandon his position on the Intelligence Committee, which he was recently reappointed to by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, because he “has not denied public reporting that a suspected Chinese intelligence operative helped raise money for Representative Swalwell’s political campaigns and facilitated the potential assignment of interns into Representative Swalwell’s office.”

McCarthy also noted that the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted in 2020 that communist China “engaged in a highly sophisticated malign foreign influence campaign” employing similar methods to those used against Swalwell.

Swalwell rejected McCarthy’s resolution and accused him of supporting QAnon.

Despite Swalwell’s insistence he did nothing wrong, a report released in December suggested that Chinese spy Christine Fang, leveraged her position and connections in California’s Bay Area for years to cultivate deep connections with U.S. Democrat politicians to gather intelligence and send it back to communist China.

Fang specifically developed a relationship with Russia hoaxer Swalwell, who began serving on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a ranking member of its Central Intelligence Agency Subcommittee in 2015. Fang reportedly raised millions for Swalwell’s re-election in 2014 and placed at least one intern in his Washington, D.C. office.

Swalwell previously refused to answer The Federalist’s questions about the extent of his relationship with Fang who monitored and gathered intelligence on U.S. Democratic politicians on behalf of communist China.

When asked whether Swalwell’s position on the House Intelligence Committee would be tainted or compromised by his relationship with Fang, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff also did not reply.