WASHINGTON — Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy known as for Rep. Eric Swalwell to be yanked from the Home Intelligence Committee after receiving an FBI briefing Friday on the California congressman’s relationship with a suspected Chinese language spy, which McCarthy stated solely raised extra questions.
“I don’t discuss what goes on inside there nevertheless it solely raised extra questions,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated after he and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got a closed-door briefing.
“The one factor that was basically answered was he shouldn’t be on Intel,” McCarthy claimed.
Strain is mounting on Pelosi to take away Swalwell from the extremely delicate submit after it was revealed he was focused by suspected spy Fang Fang earlier than she fled the nation in 2015.
Fang reportedly cozied as much as a slew of US elected officers, together with Swalwell, in a bid to infiltrate the US political system, in line with an Axios report which cited US intelligence officers.
Members on the panel are aware about America’s most categorized nationwide safety secret’s — elevating questions on Swalwell’s health to serve on the committee.
Fang, who additionally glided by the identify Christine Fang, entered the US as a school scholar in 2011 and instantly started getting near numerous politicians, together with two Midwestern mayors she allegedly slept with.
Fang met Swalwell when he was a metropolis councilman in California and went on to assist him increase funds for his 2014 marketing campaign.
Swalwell has repeatedly declined to reply questions about whether or not he had intercourse with Fang, claiming that will be “categorized” data.
Pelosi was tight-lipped when she left Friday’s briefing and didn’t reply questions from reporters.
Final week, Pelosi stated she was standing by her fellow Bay Space Democrat.
“I don’t have any considerations about Mr. Swalwell,” she stated at her weekly briefing on Thursday.
The FBI warned Swalwell about Fang’s makes an attempt to infiltrate the US political system in 2015 and the lawmaker has reportedly not had any contact together with her since then. He has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
Republicans on the committee had been reportedly blindsided by the Axios report and stated they’d no concept their colleague had been focused by a suspected spy.