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 January 23, 2023 7:57pm EST
Democratic House Leader Jeffries demands McCarthy reappoint Schiff, Swalwell to Intelligence Committee
Demand comes despite Swalwell's allged ties to Chinese spy Fang Fang

By Greg Wehner | Fox News

  Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, in a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Saturday, demanded to have two "eminently qualified legislators" reappointed to the Committee on Intelligence, despite one’s alleged ties to a Chinese spy.

Jeffries said Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff, both Democrats from California, have over two decades providing oversight of the nation’s intelligence community.

The demand comes as McCarthy plans to block Swalwell, Schiff and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from seats on the House Intelligence Committee.

McCarthy recently told Punchbowl News that "Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance."

McCarthy also said, "Schiff has lied too many times to the American public," and argued that Omar's outspoken criticism of Israel is borderline antisemitic.

Swalwell's ties to suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang, were first reported by Axios in December 2020 and prompted House Republicans to draft a resolution to remove Swalwell from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The resolution was tabled by the Democrats.

Axios had reported that Fang targeted up-and-coming politicians, including Swalwell, and that federal investigators alerted Swalwell of Fang’s behavior in 2015. Swalwell then cut off all ties with Fang and has not been accused of any wrongdoing, the report said.

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