Rick Scott demands Eric Swalwell’s removal from House Intelligence Committee
Rick Scott.

Rick Scott
China concerns crop up anew for Sen. Scott.

Amid revelations about ties between a California Congressman and a Chinese spy, a U.S. Senator from Florida demands that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi take action.

In a letter sent Wednesday, Sen. Rick Scott demands that Pelosi remove from the House Intelligence Committee the compromised Rep. Eric Swalwell, a lawmaker known for his anti-Trump ripostes amid the impeachment story arc.

“Eric Swalwell has no place on the House Intelligence Committee. His reported ties to a Chinese spy backed by the Communist Party of China are shocking and show just how far President Xi is willing to go to gain access to critical U.S. intelligence,” Scott asserted.

“Swalwell spent years promoting Russian disinformation in an effort to take down the President, when in fact he was being used as a pawn by the Chinese government, which we know is doing everything in their power to expand their influence. Swalwell’s failure of judgment is astounding and he must put national security first and step down from his post immediately,” he added.

The Senator went on to add more warnings: “Nobody who has access to our nation’s most confidential intelligence should be allowed to maintain contact at any time with the Chinese Communist Party, especially considering that General Secretary Xi is actively working to undermine and harm American interests. And we must all view this as a lesson that Communist China will stop at nothing to unseat the United States as the world’s superpower.”

For Scott, the Swalwell revelations only serve to cement his belief that the United States and China are locked in what he calls a “New Cold War.”

Earlier this year, Scott posited that China was the functional equivalent of the Soviet Union, a monolith challenging American primacy.

“The reality is that China wants power, world power — and there is a sinister, Soviet-style plan to achieve it,” Scott wrote in a Washington Examiner op-ed.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • MICHAEL Finnerty

    December 9, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Back when we were America, he would face the Firing Squad.

  • S B ANTHONY

    December 9, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Lol, funny coming from Rick “I take the Fifth” Scott, who should be serving time right now for Perpetrating the greatest Medicare fraud in history.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 9, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Lol lol lol who in the F dies nazi rick think he is?

  • Jim Donelon

    December 9, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    So did ‘SENATOR FRAUD” complain when his good ole buddy – the IDIOT in the White House -cozy up to the head of the Chinese Communist Party? Or was that contact OK because Scott’s full of crap.

  • Kenman

    December 10, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Dems are desperate and deep state freeloaders who want the gravy train to continue under a China led US government of Biden and his easily duped crew of idiots like Swalwell who slept with a Chinese spy….idiots all

  • Kenman

    December 10, 2020 at 9:10 am

    @jimdonelon

    Thanks for the straw man…just stick to the current question

  • Ocean Joe

    December 10, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Kenman, Nixon (actually a great Republican when compared to your savior Trump), opened relations with China, Trump built his bankrupted empire with Chinese steel, had those inane red hats made there too, his daughter grifted 7 Chinese patents, and he put our soybean farmers on the dole with his backfiring trade war (which goes against all previous Republican free trade philosophy). So let’s investigate Swalwell, if he knew, expel him from congress. And (having read the Mueller report minus redactions), Mr. Trump could not be charged only because he was a sitting president, he should be prosecuted once Biden is sworn in. Say what you will about Dems, and I would agree with a lot of it, this current, fading administration will go down as the most corrupt in history. The tragedy is that he has your whole party buffaloed with BS.

  • Barb Hauxwell

    December 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Rick Scott- Why is this? You’re saying Swalwell ought to be outsted. I’m wondering what you’ve got going on with China? Why does wikipedia show you have 255 million dollar worth?

    Also listed were:
    Schumer
    Feinstein
    Diblasio
    Cuomo
    Rick Scott
    Klobuchar

    Future partners in big deals with China.
    This came out when the laptop was being exposed by gnews.

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