Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Thursday called for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to explain his relationship with an alleged Chinese spy, saying there was “nothing classified” about it.
“There is nothing classified about Eric Swalwell’s fundraising practices or his social life,” Cotton said in an interview on Fox News. “Until he comes forward and has a thorough and complete explanation for what happened … he should not sit on the House Intelligence Committee and have access to classified information.”
Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has been under fire from Republicans since a Monday report revealed that an alleged Chinese spy, Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang, assisted Swalwell with fundraising in the early 2010s. Swalwell hired at least