Top Republicans Join Calls To Remove Famous Rep

More top Republicans are calling for Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., to be removed from the House Intelligence Committee after a report from Axios linked Swalwell with a suspected Chinese spy.

“He should not sit on the House Intelligence Committee and have access to classified information,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday. “Nancy Pelosi needs to answer what she knew and when she knew it. If Eric Swalwell was briefed about this woman in 2015, surely Nancy Pelosi, the House leader, a member of the Gang of Eight, which has access to the most classified secrets of our nation’s government, knew it as well, that she kept him on the House Intelligence Committee for these last five years. They both have a lot of questions to answer and they need to do so in public today.”

Republicans including Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., were critical of Swalwell.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who appointed Swalwell in 2015 to the secretive House Intelligence Committee, which led the impeachment investigation into President Trump, told Fox News she will back Swalwell’s continued service on the committee, which has access to classified material and oversees activities of the U.S. intelligence community.

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