Rep. Eric Swalwell claimed his past relationship with a suspected Chinese spy, “Fang Fang,” did not compromise U.S. national security.
Swalwell made the claims during an interview broadcast on CNN’s “State of the Union” while moaning about being kicked out of the House Intelligence Committee.
“Did you put yourself in a vulnerable position in any way so that this alleged Chinese spy could have benefited or even learned American secrets?” Bash asked.
“Absolutely not,” Swalwell responded.
“But, Dana, don’t take my word for it. Take the FBI’s word for it. They never talk about ongoing investigations. And former Chairman [Adam] Schiff knows this, as a member of the Gang of Eight. Three different times, they came out and said two things,” Swalwell said.
“All I did was help them and, also, I was never under any suspicion of wrongdoing,” he continued.
“This is some Bakersfield B.S. It’s Kevin McCarthy weaponizing his ability to commit this political abuse, because he perceives me, just like Mr. Schiff and Ms. Omar, as an effective political opponent,” Swalwell added.
Earlier this month, Swalwell blamed GOP vengeance for losing his committee posts.
He said he believed the only reason Speaker Kevin McCarthy was removing him from his committees was because of petty revenge.
Swalwell was reportedly watching Joy Reid’s MSNBC show and thought he spotted Florida Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL), confirming Swalwell’s delusion.
Swalwell lashed out at Donald’s after the Florida Congressman responded on Twitter.
Swalwell was quite literally sleeping with the enemy, McCarthy then elaborated just how deep Swalwell’s relationship with Fang Fang went.