Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, lost his composure during a hearing on Wednesday after a Republican lawmaker brought up his alleged past sexual relationship with a female Chinese spy.
The Daily Caller reported that Swalwell and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) participated in a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement hearing on the exploitation of unaccompanied migrant children.
“Ms. Rodriguez, I apologize that you had to — you’re here for a hearing on the border, they don’t want to talk about a border. Mr. Swalwell is down there, obviously everybody knows he’s made some comments, he’s got a checkered past,” Nehls said as Swalwell interrupted him.
“I’m sorry — I have a checkered past?” Swalwell interrupted.
“It’s my time,” Nehls said in response, continuing. “Alleged affairs, relationships with Yum Yum…”
“You don’t get to say that shit. That’s not true,” Swalwell responded forcefully.
“He had an alleged relationship with Yum Yum, now he’s angry,” Nehls added.
Rep. Troy Nehls calls out Eric Swalwell for having an affair with “Yum Yum” 😂
Her name was actually Fang Fang 😂
Damn that was enjoyable. pic.twitter.com/wJO8ez8vR5
— TheStormHasArrived (@TheStormRedux) April 26, 2023
Nehls was presumably referring to a reported relationship between Swalwell and Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang, a Chinese spy suspect. From 2011 to 2015, Fang allegedly established connections with Swalwell and other California politicians, according to a December 2020 investigation by Axios.
According to a report by Axios, Fang raised campaign funds for Swalwell and arranged for an intern to serve in his congressional office. She allegedly had connections to the Chinese Ministry of State Security and had sexual relationships with two mayors from midwestern U.S. cities, according to the allegations.
“Swalwell has denied any wrongdoing in his relationship with Fang. He was removed from the House Intelligence Committee by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in January for the alleged relationship with Fang,” The Daily Caller noted.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, lauded McCarthy in January for keeping his promise to remove a number of controversial Democrats from their committee assignments, including Swalwell.
During an interview on Fox News, Boebert discussed McCarthy’s fulfillment of one of his promises to remove Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee with then-host Dan Bongino. McCarthy was also prepared to prevent Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, from joining the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“You heard what McCarthy said, they won’t have Swalwell on any committee. Joining me, is Lauren Boebert. Seriously, Swalwell is a disaster. We know about the scandal with ‘fang fang.’ How is this guy still on the intel committee getting briefings?” Bongino asked Boebert.
“Thank you for providing cover for us. We are fighting for these legislative wins we received. These fun times amount to changes. As far as Swalwell. The last Congress congressman was removed from his committee because he made a video. But little Eric took a walk and refused to take the vote,” she said.
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
“He’s compromised and he should be nowhere near secret classified information. Dan: Adam Schiff as well. He wasted six years of our life fantasizing about some Trump peepee tape that didn’t exist. Then he got busted trying to push another hoax about Russians and Devin Nunes,” Boebert added. CONTINUE READING…