Eric Swalwell blasted for calling Chinese immigrant who allegedly shot Taiwanese victims GOP's 'boy'

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., landed himself in hot water with an early Monday tweet alleging a link between House Republicans and the Chinese immigrant who allegedly opened fire on churchgoers in Laguna Woods, California.

The controversy began after Swalwell offered a sardonic response to a tweet from Moms Demand Action gun control activist Shannon Watts who described the shooter's takedown by noting that churchgoers "hog-tied his legs with an extension cord and removed his weapons…"

"Sorry @HouseGOP that the parishioners hog-tied your boy," Swalwell wrote.

The jab at his Republican colleagues gained steam as commenters poured in to remind the California congressman of his own shady history.

"The suspect is a man from China who the FBI opened a hate crime investigation into because he allegedly targeted the parishioners based on their Taiwanese identity," wrote author and journalist Andy Ngô, referring to a 2020 controversy surrounding Swalwell's relationship with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang, which sparked allegations of whether their ties granted Fang Fang unsolicited access to American politics.

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