Amid promises from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that Democrats suspected to be compromised will be forced out of certain committees, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) lambasted “little” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) after a recent vote he took part in only strengthened suspicions that he’s “sold out to China.”
House Democrats who are slated to be booted out of their current assignments include infamous ‘squad’ member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) with the Intelligence Committee.
McCarthy reportedly said to reporters, “If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn’t have Swalwell on any committee.”
Rep. Boebert joined Fox News host Dan Bongino’s “Unfiltered,” Saturday, discussing Swalwell’s expected expulsion from the committee. The Colorado congresswoman talked about Swalwell’s reported relations with alleged Chinese spy Christine Fang, simply known by many as “Fang Fang.”
Boebert noted that conservative congressmen had faced strong consequences for far less serious offenses.
“As far as Swalwell, I mean, look at last Congress. Congressman Gosar (R-AZ) was removed from his committee because he made an anime video. So do I think that Swalwell being compromised by a Chinese spy is reason to be removed from the Intel Committee? Heck yes, I do,” Boebert said.
“He’s obviously sold out to China. In the House, I just voted to stop selling our strategic oil reserves to China, so did most Democrats,” Boebert said before taking a shot at her Democratic colleague, “But little Eric took a walk and refused to take the vote. He’s compromised, and he should be nowhere near top-secret, classified information.”
“Do I think that Swalwell being compromised by a Chinese spy is reason to be removed from the INTEL Committee? HECK YES I DO!" 🔥🔥@LaurenBoebert CALLS ON Republicans to keep Rep Eric Swalwell off the House Intel Cmte after he SHACKED UP with a Chinese spy pic.twitter.com/bSpq3ABMof
— Unfiltered with Dan Bongino (@UnfilteredOnFox) January 15, 2023
There is a history of animus between the two representatives. Boebert has attacked Swalwell for “sleeping with the enemy” before, while Swalwell has drawn comparisons between the congresswoman and a violent mass shooter.
Boebert responded to Swalwell’s linking of the two at the time by also bringing up “Fang Fang,” saying, “Eric Swalwell isn’t a fan of our Constitutional rights and is desperate to distract from his repeated political failures, but the only straight line that needs to be drawn is from Eric Swalwell to Fang Fang to the Chinese Communist Party.”
Swalwell wants ‘straight lines’ and gets owned when Lauren Boebert colors in RED: ‘How’s Fang Fang?’ https://t.co/52JlYgEoJl
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) July 6, 2022