Eric Swalwell


(RepublicanWire.org) – It’s not unusual for politicians from states with rival teams to challenge each other to wagers. What is unusual, however, is for the politician proposing the bet to be as mercilessly smacked down as California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell was when he approached Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

The Cowboys beat the Bucs on Monday night. This means Dallas punched their ticket to the divisional round and a date with the 49ers in San Francisco on Sunday.

Swalwell decided to seize on the opportunity and challenge Cruz to a bet. If the 49ers win, Cruz can’t tweet for the rest of January. Likewise, Swalwell can’t tweet for the rest of the month if the Cowboys win.

Sounds fair, right?

But then Cruz upped the ante.

Cruz’s reference to a Chinese dinner is an obvious reference to Swalwell’s alleged affair with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang.

In December of 2020, Axios first reported that a Chinese spy named Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang, had “developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman.”

Democrats failed to strip Swalwell of his position on the sensitive House Intelligence Committee.

New House Speaker Kevin McCarthy doesn’t quite share their their trust, however, and stripped Swalwell of the committee assignment as one of his first acts upon taking the gavel, the Washington Free Beacon confirmed on Jan. 10.