Rand Paul: Swalwell a Hypocrite, Should Quit Intel or Be Removed

Rand Paul: Swalwell a Hypocrite, Should Quit Intel or Be Removed paul in a suit and plaid tie with a light blue shirt Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (Toni Sandys/Getty Images)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Wednesday, 16 December 2020 02:46 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell should resign from the House Intelligence Committee, but if he's not willing to do that, he should be removed over his connections with suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang, Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday.

"I think to be careful and to be cautious he should resign from the Intelligence Committee," the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" about Swalwell. He also accused the California Democrat of "hypocrisy."

"This is the guy that was hurling stones and accusations, all kinds of false accusations at President [Donald] Trump," said Paul. "He is controlled by spies … he was the most over-the-top critic of President Trump on Russia collusion … the hypocrisy is appalling and he really should be red-faced and ashamed of himself and really probably ought to just resign from Congress."

Paul, also speaking before the Senate's hearing on election integrity, said that there remains much to be investigated and fixed in Georgia before the January runoff races that could determine control of the Senate.

"If you have 1,700 people that voted twice, you would think that maybe they need to be charged and maybe not allowed to vote in the next election or have one vote canceled out," said Paul. "You would think that people who voted illegally from commercial addresses would be purged from the rolls and they would check the death file and purge those who had died to make sure that they don't vote."

But so far, no courts have examined the facts, but that is historically true in such cases, said Paul.

"Courts don't like to do this," said Paul. "This election really was stolen in a way. It was stolen because what happened is people changed the law. How can you change the law without asking the state legislature to do this? And I'm disappointed that the courts haven't heard it."

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