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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Ron Wright (R-TX)

December 15, 2020

Press Release

‘For consistency’s sake, and more importantly, for the sake of our national security, you must remove Rep. Swalwell from his position on HPSCI.’

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) sent a letter with over a dozen House Republicans, led by Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) and Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), to urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to remove Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

“We write to you today out of concern with Congressman Eric Swalwell’s reported, close contacts with a Chinese Communist Party spy recently reported by Axios. Because of Rep. Swalwell’s position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, his close interactions with Chinese intelligence services, however unintentional they may be, are an unacceptable national security risk. HPSCI handles some of the most sensitive information our government possesses – information critical to our national defense. As such, we urge you to immediately remove Rep. Swalwell from his position on the House Intelligence Committee,” said the Members of Congress.


“Rep. Swalwell withheld information for five years from the House Intelligence Committee about an ongoing Chinese espionage operation targeted at him and his own colleagues. Obviously, Rep. Swalwell’s interactions with a Chinese spy were more dangerous and unusual than AG Session’s meetings with a Russian diplomat. But to make matters worse, Rep. Swalwell kept this information to himself while repeatedly using his position on HPSCI to peddle damaging and baseless conspiracies about President Donald Trump’s unproven ties to Russia for years and still refuses to comment fully on the extent and nature of his relationship with the Chinese Communist Party spy exposed in Axios’ bombshell report.”

Read the full letter online here.