Update from Zerohedge
Fox News contributor, and ex-Congressman, Jason Chaffetz said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., should be kicked off the intelligence committee after a report he was caught up in an expansive Chinese spying operation.
“I want to know exactly what Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi knew,” the former Utah congressman said.
“She and she alone is the person that appoints people to that select committee. Why did they have to have him in that committee when they know that he has potentially been compromised?” Chaffetz added.
“Rep. Swalwell has not denied the fact that this actually did happen.”
Chaffetz, who said he’s received briefings on the pervasiveness of Chinese attempts to spy on Americans, added:
“There are so many people that are out there in a counterintelligence type of operation trying to focus to steal America’s best, but when we know about one, we’ve got to make sure that we bottle that up, put it aside and make sure it doesn’t happen anymore. And there’s an ongoing systemic vulnerability that Nancy Pelosi is putting us in that doesn’t need to be there.”
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has called for Rep. Eric Swalwell, who is on the House Intelligence Committee, to be “removed from Congress” following allegations that he was involved with a suspected Chinese spy.
McCarthy joined Fox News host Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” and asked, “Why is he still on the Intel Committee and why is he still a member of Congress?”
Mccarthy noted that the intel committee has access to information that no one else does.
“Remember what the intel committee gets. Information that no other members are able to see,” McCarthy said. “And remember what this member did. He was so preoccupied going after this president he was not protecting our country from bad actors.”