Representative Eric Swalwell's alleged association with a suspected Chinese spy named Fang Fang (also known as Christine Fang) was recently ridiculed by Donald Trump on social media. In December 2020, it was revealed that the California Democrat had a close connection with Fang Fang, who had supposedly targeted promising politicians in the Bay Area for several years. Trump hilariously said, “Representative Eric Swalwell, a lightweight and unrespected member of Congress, was recently expelled from the Intelligence Committee due to his lack of ethics and intelligence as well as his foolish decision to date and fall in love with a Chinese agent…”
President Trump: "Little respected, lightweight Representative Eric Swalwell was just kicked off the Intelligence Committee for reasons of integrity and lack of intelligence, and for having the poor judgment of dating and falling desperately in love with a Chinese spy…" pic.twitter.com/au5bHOmdvV
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 13, 2023
According to the reports, Fang pretended to be a student and fundraiser and established connections with several Bay Area politicians, including Swalwell, from 2011 to 2015. Swalwell allegedly encountered Fang at a political gathering in 2012 when he was serving as a member of the Dublin City Council. Later, during his 2014 congressional campaign, she supposedly assisted him in fundraising.
WATCH: Trump Hilariously Blisters Swalwell In New Video; “He Fell Desperately In Love With A Chinese Spy” https://t.co/uqqRHRT5um
— Patriot911 (@Patriot911News) March 13, 2023
Swalwell has asserted that he had no knowledge of Fang's purported links to the Chinese government and that he terminated their communication in 2015 after the FBI notified him of her actions. Nevertheless, many conservative Republicans remain doubtful of Swalwell's statements and feel that he was aware of Fang's actions and should have taken additional measures to safeguard himself and the American public from her potential influence.
Donald Trump’s mockery of Eric Swalwell serves as a reminder of the dangers of allowing foreign agents to infiltrate our political system. It is clear that Swalwell was careless in his interactions with Fang and that his poor judgment has resulted in him being removed from the Intelligence Committee. It is also clear that Swalwell is not fit to serve in a position of power, as his involvement with a suspected Chinese spy demonstrates a lack of integrity and intelligence. As such, it is important for all Americans to remain vigilant against foreign interference in our political system and to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions.