House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) introduced a resolution on Thursday to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee over his ties to a suspected Chinese spy. The resolution will likely not pass in the Democratic-controlled House. Democrats say they have no intention of removing Swalwell from the committee.
Axios first reported in December that Swalwell was one of the California politicians targeted by Christine Fang, a Chinese national and suspected spy who started working with him in 2012. Swalwell was not accused of wrongdoing and cut off ties with Fang after receiving an FBI briefing.
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JUST IN: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a resolution to remove Rep. Eric Swalwall from the House Intelligence Committee over his ties to a suspected Chinese spy. https://t.co/YZpUCY4dJH
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