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Steven Nelson – WASHINGTON — Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene plunged a House Homeland Security Committee hearing into chaos Wednesday by accusing Rep. Eric Swalwell of having a “sexual relationship with a Chinese spy” — leading Democrats to unsuccessfully demand that the remark be purged from the record.
Greene (R-Ga.) made the comment moments after Swalwell (D-Calif.) accused her of “anti-police rhetoric” and showed a print-out of a tweet she wrote promoting “Defund the FBI” merchandise in response to purported bureau bias.
“That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy — and everyone knows it,” Greene shot back, referring to Swalwell’s alleged romance with suspected Chinese agent Fang Fang.
“I move to take her words down,” exclaimed Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY).
Asked by committee chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) which words Goldman would like deleted from the record, the Lower Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn Democrat answered: “Everything that the gentlelady from Georgia has said.”
“No, you need to be more specific,” Green replied.
“The accusations of an affair with a Chinese spy. Those are engaging in personalities,” Goldman said.
After several minutes of study, Green declared, “The chair rules that those words that were spoken are not going to be stricken from the record.”