House Dems shut down motion to remove Swalwell from Intel committee over ties to Chinese spy

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) made headlines late last year following reports that the lawmaker had personal ties to a suspected Chinese spy.

In response, various Republicans voiced concerns and called for Swalwell to be ousted from the House Intelligence Committee — but their Democratic colleagues have effectively shut down that effort.

“Based on the briefing”

According to Fox News, every member of the House Democratic caucus voted on Thursday to table a resolution put forward by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) seeking to remove the Democratic legislator for the Intel panel.

In a tweet last Friday, McCarthy made his case, writing: “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.”

For his part, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) issued a harsh rebuke of his Republican counterpart’s proposal, calling it a “frivolous, political exercise” meant to “distract from House Republicans’ failure to hold their own members accountable for inappropriate and outrageous actions.”

Hoyer’s statement went on to assert that the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill “has been steadfast in opposing malign actions by China,” which he said would not be impacted by the GOP effort to kick Swalwell from the committee.

“Americans are tired of hyper-partisanship and ‘gotcha’ gimmickry,” the Democratic leader said. “Instead, let’s work together, in a bipartisan way, to achieve results for the people.”

“Eager to continue”

Swalwell spoke out in his own defense last week, making it clear that he had no intentions of going anywhere despite a renewed focus on his association with Christine Fang, whose suspected activities on behalf of China led the FBI to caution him about her in 2015.

Reports indicate he immediately cut ties with Fang and has not been personally accused of any wrongdoing in the matter.

“I’m eager to continue the important work of protecting Americans and supporting the hard-working heroes of our Intelligence Community, and I thank [House] Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and Chairman [Adam] Schiff for their support and confidence,” he said.

When the story made headlines in December, Pelosi was quick to express continued defense of Swalwell and his position on the committee.

“I don’t have any concerns about Mr. Swalwell,” she said at the time, though she acknowledged “that we should be seeing what influence the Chinese” exert in the U.S. “in terms of their undue influence in universities in our country, and the overtures they try to make to members of our Congress.”

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    1. He will be one of the 1st to hang when the time comes! Hes on a list of Traitors to our country and should be swinging from a rope already! along with many others like Pelosi,Schumer, Nadler,Shifty and many more! Besides the FACT we have an illegitimate president and Admin as well as an illegitimate Senate! The left didnt just steal the highest office in our country but two Senate seats were stolen we well and yet no investigation into Voter fraud? The Fed courts have BETRAYED the people and needs ot be cleansed for their TREASON! They were our last line of defense since the left stole our Government away from us as they refused ot even look at Factual evidence of vorter fraud! The judges are im sure being blackmailed or paid off to turn a blind eye to the TREASON of the Left in DC! There will be a civil war as they are going to start it by banning guns. Remember our Constitution and Bill Of Rights says any laws/policies or restrictions any Government in this country makes is automatically null and void! I will never Abide by any laws, policies or restrictions this illegitimate President and Fed try to impose on the people! They are all Communist enemies of us all! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!%

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  2. What does anyone expect when we have two communist chinese bought and owned “puppets” that were fraudulently “elected” by “deep state” communist “operatives” that RIGGED the ‘election”, shoved their corrupt SCUMBAGS down our throats, and in my opinion, ALSO, many “representatives” in CON-gress are also bought, and owned by the communists , and RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD was also used to get them in where they too could be “controlled”.
    It’s all about the MONEY, power, and control, and as far as I am concerned china now has a secure “foothold” in this country and our “government”.

  3. The gop must take back the house in 2022. The first thing is rid congress of piglosi, schitty, hoyer, nadler and swallwell. Then maybe we will save what is left of make America great again. Hopefully demented man and ho harros will be impeached.

  4. Piglosi is in on the Chinese infiltration of our government! “ if she only had a brain” she would see having a compromised person on the intelligence committee is a danger to our country, but, she is compromised as well. And clearly, you don’t need the intelligence of a slug to be on said committee, case in point shifty shiff and swalwell. People just like Piglosi, arrogant, mean spirited, self serving lumps! They all need to be kicked out of congress! What a bunch of losers!

  5. Isn’t this proof of who there allegiance is to because it sure as hell isn’t the USA. They have been getting filthy rich pimping for China so why not keep him in place with his contacts in China. Must benefit them somehow because everything they do is for there benefit. No wonder they hate Trump. They are vile disgusting people in the democrat playpen.

  6. The Democratic leader said: “Instead, let’s work together, in a bipartisan way, to achieve results for the (people).” Translation: Chinese people!

  7. Swalwell needs to be charged and arrested and taken out of our government and put in front of the court because he is a trader with his china spy and found quilty for treason to this country. Then spend 25 years in jail for what he has done.

  8. All of the above comments are wonderful! I agree wholeheartedly with all! WeThe People need to do something, though. We shouldn’t be sitting around commenting! We should all go to Washington & March against Stalwell staying on this committee! It is so wrong, yes he should be in jail for being a Traitor to our Country, along with all the Democrats, since ALL of them are, also!

  9. Evidently, “NO one is above the Law” is just another sentence to practice diagraming! The democrats do NOT honor that statement, but yet everyone else should???

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