The House rejected a resolution to remove Representative Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee over his relationship with Chinese spy and honeypot Christine Fang.
Swalwell has been reported to have an intimate relationship with the spy, highlighting his dangerously poor judgment.
The vote fell mostly along party lines, to 218-200 – with three cowardly Republicans voting only “president.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the bill after President Nancy Pelosi renamed Fang’s alleged lover to the House Intelligence Committee.
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The Chinese spy not only helped Swalwell with the sheets, she also helped raise funds for his 2014 re-election campaign and placed an intern in his office.
The Hill reports that “McCarthy argued that Swalwell’s past connection to the alleged spy would make it difficult for Swalwell to obtain a private sector security clearance requiring close contact with a foreign national for the past seven years and has Suggested, without providing details, this information from a classified briefing further strengthened his case.
“[Pelosi has] got 200 other members who can sit on this committee and I think the only criteria someone should meet up front would be if you have a private sector security clearance? If you can’t reach that bar, you shouldn’t be able to meet with a bar to sit on the Intel Committee, ”McCarthy said at a press conference on Capitol Hill.