House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced nine managers she has chosen to lead President Trump’s second impeachment, with Rep. Eric Swalwell among them.
Swalwell’s inclusion is a bit of a surprise, having been named in a report last month indicating he had been the target of a Chinese spy.
“Congressman Swalwell serves on House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he chairs the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee, and on the Judiciary Committee,” a press release from the Speaker’s office reads.
“He is a former prosecutor and is the son and brother of law enforcement officers. He is serving his fifth term in Congress.”
Swalwell has never been a serious member of Congress, let alone somebody who should be placed in positions of power.
His latest rants calling Republican senators objecting to the election results as being members of the “Coup Klux Klan” and falsely alleging they were fraternizing with “terrorists” is yet another example.
WATCH: I joined @foxandfriends this morning to talk about the Democrats’ shameful snap impeachment, why Nancy Pelosi named the “compromised by the Chinese Communist Party” Eric Swalwell as an Impeachment Manager, and the future of the Republican Party. pic.twitter.com/glQ7to2XKb
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 13, 2021
Eric Swalwell, Named In Chinese Spy Report, Is Now An Impeachment Manager
Pelosi naming Eric Swalwell as an impeachment manager seems to be a nod that she supports the embattled Democrat congressman despite his alleged connections to a Chinese spy.
A bombshell Axios report last month indicated that a woman by the name of Christine Fang “took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign” and that she interacted with the Congressman “at multiple events over the course of several years.”
Fang had served as a Chinese Intelligence operative with China’s Ministry of State Security.
The FBI warned Swalwell about Fang in 2015 during his first year on the House intelligence committee.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson added to the scandal by alleging during a broadcast that “U.S. intelligence officials believe that Fang had a sexual relationship with” Swalwell.
The Democrat refused to comment on the matter, citing such information as being possibly classified.
Tucker Carlson says that “U.S. Intelligence officials believe” that a suspected Chinese spy “had a sexual relationship with” Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA) and that Swalwell’s office couldn’t comment on it because they said that info might be “classified”pic.twitter.com/biV78uVZHB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 9, 2020
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) immediately called for Swalwell’s removal from Congress following the reports, while others insisted he should have been removed by the House Intelligence Committee long ago.
Pelosi defended her colleague, saying she didn’t have “any concern” about him.
Swalwell, thus far, has not been accused of any wrongdoing by any intelligence officials.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 12, 2021
Other Impeachment Managers Named
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will serve as the lead impeachment manager. Raskin, of course, plotted Trump’s impeachment before he stepped foot in the White House.
In fact, prior to President Trump’s inauguration day, the lead manager had impeachment on the brain.
“I just know that if I’m going to vote to impeach the man at some point, I would like to be able to look him in the eye on Inauguration Day,” he said when asked if he planned on attending the event.
Demonstrating just how unserious this impeachment team is, Raskin objected to certification of Florida’s electoral votes in 2017.
Yes, the same reason Democrats are screaming that Trump must be impeached, that Republicans must be expelled from Congress, that conservatives must be purged from social media – objecting to electoral votes – is exactly what Raskin did just three years ago.
Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin objected to Florida’s electoral votes in 2017. pic.twitter.com/FsLvJLvA8v
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2021
CNN reported at the time:
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland rose to object to 10 of Florida’s 29 electoral votes.
“They violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holders,” Raskin said.
Again, despite the fact that Raskin pointed out that he had his objection in writing, he failed to get a senator’s signature.
In fact, House Democrats tried objecting to the certification of electoral votes for Donald Trump 11 separate times. Why were there no calls for their expulsion?
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