Whew, boy! Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) gave Rep. Eric Swalwell a verbal spanking during a hearing on Wednesday.
Swalwell was going on about how Republicans are a bunch of anti-Semites who hate the police when Greene hit Swalwell where it hurts and observed, “That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy. And everyone knows it!”
The situation became so heated that the chair of the committee decided to remove Greene’s remarks from the record, and things started to get funny and funnier. Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-N.Y.) jumped to help Swalwell save face by having Greene’s remarks stricken from the record. When the Republican chairman asked Goldman exactly what he wanted to be stricken, he played coy and just said “everything” that Greene had said, unwilling to repeat the allegation.
But when pressed further, Goldman was forced to clarify that he said the “accusations of an affair with a Chinese spy, those are engaging in personalities and those words should be taken down, and the gentlelady should not be able to speak anymore in this hearing.”
The chairman was not having it and refused to allow Greene to speak for the remainder of the hearing. The chairman did ask Greene if she wanted her words to be retracted. But Greene didn’t back down. The chair decided that Greene’s comments would stand after much discussion, debate, and research of the House Rules. Not everyone was pleased. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss. Swalwell, who is famous for his involvement in the January 6 Committee, was “appalled”, by Greene’s accusations.
This isn’t some crazy conspiracy theory fabricated by QAnon. When the story first broke, several mainstream media outlets reported the affair. The alleged affair then was used to remove Swalwell as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee because he was a security risk. “Swalwell cannot get a clearance in the private industry. I won’t give him a security clearance from the government. McCarthy stated earlier this year that Schiff had lied to Americans. McCarthy said earlier this year, “We won’t allow him to sit on the Intel Committee.”
🚨WATCH🚨@mtgreenee calls out @ericswalwell for having a ‘sexual relationship with a Chinese spy’
GREENE: “That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy. And everyone knows it!”
The Committee refused to strike her words from the… pic.twitter.com/y92z0okBwA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 19, 2023
Greene’s comments were ultimately not stricken from the record. And for good measure, I present Swalwell’s infamous MSNBC appearance from a few years back where he apparently unleashed a hell of a fart.
I knew @ericswalwell was full of hot gas…I mean air. pic.twitter.com/Yh792wwJdC
— Christian Martinez (@C_RMartinez) November 19, 2019