By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently continued her crusade against possible espionage and bad dealings between the United States and China, this time on Fox News with Dana Perino.
Cheney appeared on Perino’s show on Tuesday to discuss the situation regarding U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, who was named in a recent report by Axios that detailed an alleged political intelligence operation run by a civilian spy agency in China between 2011 and 2015.
A woman involved with the operation took part in fundraising for Swalwell’s re-election campaign in 2014 and helped place an intern into the office. However, Swalwell has never been suspected of any wrongdoing.
The woman also made connections with other prominent California Democrats over that time period.
“I think that unfortunately and concerningly, this is part of a much larger pattern where we know that the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese government, is on the attack against the United States of America,” Cheney said.
Cheney called the report alarming during her interview with Perino and questioned whether or not Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi knew about the investigation before appointing Swalwell to the House Intel Committee.
“Speaker Pelosi not only put him on that committee, but she took that committee and insisted that that committee focus on impeachment, focus on efforts to impeach the President at a time when we know this threat from China was growing,” she said.
She added that the Republican Party was the only one in Congress willing to take the Chinese government on. She criticized Pelosi and the Democratic Party for “refusing to acknowledge that the Chinese Community Party is an adversary.”
Cheney also felt the Chinese government was trying to attack the U.S. through economic means. She also noted that she believed the spy operation was significantly larger when it came to targeting the U.S.