Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) shared an audio recording of a disturbing threat Wednesday that he said he received due to false statements made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
“Marjorie likes to play the victim. But she’s an inciter of violence. Her constant attacks — even after the FBI said I used to be never suspected of wrongdoing — result in threatening calls like this,” he tweeted alongside the audio clip. “This caller from today threatened to kill my three children.”
Within the recording, a person’s voice said: “Hey, you little cocksucker. You continue to banging the Chinese spy Fang Fang? … We’re coming to your own home this weekend. Gon’ get you and them little mutant bastards, them little mutant offspring of yours. We’re gon’ get ya.”
Earlier Wednesday, Swalwell had shared a story about an interaction with a supporter of former President Donald Trump that happened while the congressman was giving a tour of the U.S. Capitol. He said a person shouted at him after which told his son, “That’s Swalwell. He’s trouble. He doesn’t back Trump.”
Today I gave a tour within the Capitol and was stopped by a father along with his young boy. The daddy yelled at me “Hey Swalwell” after which told his son, “that’s Swalwell. He’s trouble. He doesn’t back Trump.” I kept walking and felt sad for the boy. He’s being raised in a cult family.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 22, 2022
Greene responded to the tweet by saying there was “no way that happened.”
“Because everyone knows good Trump supporting fathers would say, “that’s the Democrat who had sex with a Chinese spy,” she tweeted.
Swalwell has been targeted by right-wing disinformation over his past connection to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative named Fang Fang or Christine Fang.
Based on a 2020 Axios report, Fang targeted up-and-coming politicians within the Bay Area and the U.S., including Swalwell. Fang reportedly took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 reelection campaign and beneficial an intern for his office.
Federal investigators said they alerted Swalwell to their concerns in 2015 and he immediately cut all ties with Fang, Axios reported. He was not accused of any wrongdoing or of passing on any classified intelligence.
Fang allegedly had sexual relationships with a minimum of two Midwestern mayors. Swalwell was not accused of getting sex along with her.