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GOP leader to try to force Swalwell off panel

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTrump signals he's ready to get back in the game Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization 8 in 10 Republicans who've heard of Cheney's removal agree with it: poll MORE (R-Calif.) said he is planning on introducing a resolution to remove Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellThe Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez Lawmakers roll out legislation to defend pipelines against cyber threats McCarthy open to meeting officer injured on Jan. 6 after Swalwell claims he was 'hung up on' MORE (D-Calif.) from the House Intelligence Committee, arguing he is a national security threat due to his former ties with an alleged Chinese spy.  

“Pelosi just reappointed Eric Swalwell to the Intelligence Committee. Based on the briefing she and I received together, Swalwell should not be on the panel in charge of guarding our nation's secrets. Next week, I will offer a resolution to remove him from the Intel Committee,” he tweeted on Friday. 

GOP lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim at Swalwell due to his previous relationship with Christine Fang, who according to a report in Axios helped fundraise for Swalwell during his 2014 reelection campaign and place an intern inside his office before leaving the country in 2015 amid a federal investigation into her actions.  

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Fang also allegedly targeted a number of other high-profile Democrats in California.

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate House extends proxy voting to July On The Money: IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 | One-fourth of Americans took financial hits in 2020: Fed MORE (D-Calif.) previously said she didn’t have "any concern" about Swalwell’s ability to serve on the Intelligence Committee

Swalwell — who was one of the most vocal critics of former President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE and played a leading role in the impeachment efforts — has asserted he feels the GOP’s attacks are politically motivated. 

Republicans late last year called for Swalwell to be removed from the committee.

McCarthy’s pledge comes as each party announced assignments to the committee, one of the last to formally assemble each Congress. The new Republicans on the committee were Rep. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickBipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief America's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Biden visits local Mexican restaurant to highlight relief program MORE (Pa.), Trent KellyJohn (Trent) Trent KellyGOP leader to try to force Swalwell off panel Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win MORE (Miss.), Darin LaHoodDarin McKay LaHoodTo encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision GOP leader to try to force Swalwell off panel Rahm Emanuel predicts Trump will seek retribution against GOP opponents, won't run for reelection MORE (Ill.) and Markwayne MullinMarkwayne MullinOvernight Energy: Update on Biden administration conservation goals | GOP sees opportunity to knock Biden amid rising gas prices | Push for nationwide electric vehicle charging stations GOP sees opportunity to knock Biden amid rising gas prices Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing MORE (Okla.), and Reps. Jason Crowe (Colo.) and Jim CooperJim CooperLiberal advocacy group stirs debate, discomfort with primary challenges Progressive group backing primary challenger to Tennessee Democrat GOP leader to try to force Swalwell off panel MORE (Tenn.) were the new Democratic additions to the committee.

Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellAlabama museum unveils restored Greyhound bus for Freedom Rides' 60th anniversary Rep. Terri Sewell declines to run for Senate in Alabama Amazon union battle comes to Washington MORE (D-Ala.) will not be returning to the committee.