“Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell is joining the House Committee on Homeland Security one month after it was revealed he was targeted by a suspected Chinese spy.
The California lawmaker — who was revealed to have been duped by a Chinese honey-trap spy who cozied to him and other pols in a bid to infiltrate the US political system — announced his appointment back onto the sensitive post in a tweet on Friday afternoon.
‘My committee memberships — along with my experience as a prosecutor and as the son and brother of law enforcement officers — will give me a unique opportunity to delve into one of America’s most serious national security threats,’ Swalwell wrote.
Members of the committee are responsible for oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security and the nation’s security legislation.
Swalwell also still sits on the House Intelligence Committee.
Swalwell’s appointment to the Homeland panel follows a bombshell Axios report, which revealed the father-of-two had a relationship with Christine Fang, an accused Chinese spy.
After Axios broke the Fang story on Dec. 8, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy quickly labeled Swalwell, who eagerly sought the spotlight during President Trump’s impeachment, a national security threat.’ The rest of the caucus has followed suit, with GOP leaders sending a letter this week to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding that she remove him from his the on the House Intelligence Committee”, RealClearPolitics reports.
“This tight union poses serious questions, at a minimum, about the depth of Fang’s knowledge of congressional affairs,” Ourfreeopinions wrote.
We think Pelosi kept Swalwell on his posts to snub Republicans. Swalwell has denied any improper proprieties with Fang but has refused to say whether their relationship was sexual.
From our perspective, we would not believe a word that man says. He has presented as a sniffling little lightweight who craves extreme positive attention.