Democrats have been "far too cozy with the Chinese government" rather than working with Republicans to get to the bottom of the threat to national security being posed by such matters as Rep. Eric Swalwell's connections with a reported female Chinese spy, Sen. Marsha Blackburn told Newsmax TV Saturday.
"It is quite the international story, and it just seems to get bigger and bigger," the Tennessee Republican said on Newsmax TV's "Saturday Report," adding that it should be at the top of the "to-do list" for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to try to clear up the Swalwell matter, "but they don't want to talk about it."
The problem spreads even further than with Swalwell, said Blackburn.
"Down in Georgia, they have a candidate for Senate, Jon Ossoff, who has had very little of a career, even though he is a trust fund socialist, a young man of great privilege," she said. "He has worked for a company, a media company owned in part by the Chinese Communist Party but failed to disclose it during his primary, amended his filing, then changed his story and said, well, the money he earned was not above the $5,000 threshold."
Such instances, she said, "make you wonder what is going on with the Democrats and the Chinese."
Blackwell also said she's concerned about whether Joe Biden as president, will continue to cover for his son if the United States has issues with China, or if he will "protect US sovereignty against the Communist Party of China?"
The "new axis of evil" consists of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, added Blackburn.
"You've got the Chinese who are the innovators in this espionage, the Russians who are bankrolling it in Iran, and North Korea, loved to help implement a lot of evil-doing," said Blackburn. "They have not been able to get President (Donald) Trump to work with them."
Meanwhile, Blackburn discussed the news of the cyberattack on the U.S. government that has been blamed on Russia, saying that the Trump administration found out about it in weeks or months, unlike the Obama administration "where it took years" to find such intrusions.
She also questioned having Swalwell, D-Calif., on the House Intelligence Committee, including during the investigation into the cyberattacks, as he "has been compromised."
"We have to protect our nation, our secrets," she said. "We have to protect the work that we are doing, protect our men and women in uniform and our diplomatic corps."
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Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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