(PresidentialWire)- Believe it or not, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just put a congressman compromised by a Chinese spy back onto the Homeland Security.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who was revealed to have engaged in a person and possibly sexual relationship with suspected Chinese Spy, Fang “Christina” Fang.
Swalwell announced his re-appointment onto the Homeland Security Panel in a tweet published on Friday.
“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,” he said.
I’m honored and excited to rejoin active service on @HomelandDems, where I plan to focus on highlighting and finding solutions to the scourge of white nationalist extremism. pic.twitter.com/JIhh0fOAPk
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 15, 2021
Presumably he isn’t talking about China, because those guys have already…compromised…him.
In his role, Rep. Swalwell is responsible for oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security and legislation that protects America’s security. He is also a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
For anyone who has read the Axios report from December, the news should be particularly shocking.
“A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a yearlong investigation,” the outlet reports.
Axios said that the alleged operation “offers a rare window into how Beijing has tried to gain access to and influence U.S. political circles.”
Axios is hardly a “right-wing” site…so why did the Democrats ignore this story…and then appoint a man at the center of the scandal back onto a panel that allows him access to sensitive national security information?
Talking about Fang, the accused Chinese spy, a U.S. counter-intelligence official reportedly said she was “on a mission” and seduced several politicians before she was caught in 2015.
Swalwell still refuses to tell the public about his relationship with Fang, and has not denied having sex with her.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Swalwell, announcing this week that she is “pleased” to announce the appointments of “outstanding Members to key Committees.”
Do the Democrats care more about saving face than national security?