In the wake of the news about a Chinese spy trying to get close to Democrats in the Bay Area and allegations that she may have gotten very close to Eric Swalwell, a lot of people are raising questions about whether Swalwell is compromised or if the Chinese might have blackmail information on him.
Swalwell has refused to clarify if he slept with the Chinese spy.
Why is this particularly important when it comes to Swalwell? Because he’s on the House Intelligence Committee and given highly sensitive information.
House Republicans now said they had not been told about this information although the FBI spoke with Swalwell in 2015 and that’s also when he joined the Intel Committee. Some, like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, are now even calling for Swalwell’s removal from the Committee.
Rep. Eric Swalwell has years-long ties with a reported spy from China. Did Nancy Pelosi know that when she appointed him to the House Intelligence Committee? pic.twitter.com/phxYWT7Yf5
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 9, 2020
Very good and important questions that should be asked.
So a reporter committed a journalism and asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when she found out about the spy.
Watch her squirm and spin. First, she says she just found out about Swalwell when everyone else found out, which is dreadful if true, and dreadful if a lie. She then tries to deflect away from Swalwell and China to talk about McCarthy and “QAnon” in a ridiculous response.
Pelosi says Kevin McCarthy is focusing on Swalwell's interaction with the suspected Chinese spy bc he "has Qanon in his delegation over there. That I think is a danger in terms of our debate here about what the possibilities are for undue influence to members of Congress." pic.twitter.com/7cuQWcAz1J
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) December 10, 2020
"Well, I don't have any concern about Mr. Swalwell," Pelosi said today when asked about a suspected Chinese spy targeting him years ago. Pelosi noted that leaders were informed in the spring of 2015 that overtures were being made to members of Congress "by a Chinese person."
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) December 10, 2020
Nancy Pelosi: “I don’t have any concern about Mr. Swalwell”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 10, 2020
Apparently, she’s saying that they didn’t identify the members involved. That’s more than a little troubling that that wasn’t identified at the time.
If she wants to talk about conspiracy theories and undue influence on members of Congress, let’s talk about the four years that Democrats pushed Russian disinformation to harm and undermine the President of the United States.
She’s really concerned about that when we have all these issues with China and spies embedding themselves, literally, with Democrats? This is her response? To spin? What are the assurances that this isn’t happening now? Or with other members? Not to mention whether he’s compromised?
Apparently Pelosi’s position is that it’s OK for Democrats on intel committees to indiscriminately shag communist spies because of the q anon thing or something https://t.co/7nCRIPMkHp
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 10, 2020
Imagine all the false claims they made against Trump, his family, and the Trump team. Apparently, it mattered then, but it doesn’t matter now. Because Democrat and actual facts.
This is absolutely cowardly and hypocritical from @SpeakerPelosi
If she believed her own rhetoric for the last few years, she should immediately remove Swalwell from the Intelligence committee.
Failing to do so just proves she is full of it. https://t.co/t36ZykD3GE
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) December 10, 2020
Since 2015, there have been many specific and unique situations where a variety of Members of Congress, Mayors, Governors and others have been targeted – China has been aggressive this year even.
Speaker Pelosi is pretending there was just one warning in 2015.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 10, 2020