Rep. Eric Swalwell, best known to most conservatives as a relatively low-impact Democrat who is obsessed with Donald Trump and for having ties to a suspected Chinese spy, appeared on the far-left program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” to attack Republicans.
During a discussion about the state of politics in the run up to the midterm election, Swalwell accused Republicans of “caring more about violence than voting.”
As usual, what mostly comes from the left is projection.
Dean Obeidallah was talking about recent comments former President Trump made on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” about the ramifications to the country if the Biden administration indicted his likely opponent in the upcoming presidential race.
Trump told Hewitt, “If it happened, I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps, we’ve never seen before. I don’t think the people of the United States would stand for it.”
People familiar with the English language can clearly discern that Trump wasn’t making a value judgment, but rather a prediction about the unintended consequences of such an unprecedented, third-world event.
As Hewitt himself predicted would happen, leftists have been using the comment to hint that Trump is stoking violence.
Obeidallah teed up Swalwell with just that sort of rhetoric: “In the last seven days, you had Donald Trump threaten, if he’s indicted, that we’re gonna see problems in this country like of the which, perhaps we’ve never seen before, we’ve seen some bad things in this country.”
“We’ve seen slavery, we’ve seen COVID, we’ve seen the civil war. So what’s gonna happen in this country’s worse? This is the leader of the Republican Party. And it seems that — I haven’t heard any GOP people denounce this — leaders denounce this. What is your reaction — as a former prosecutor? This kind of looks like a veiled threat.”
And with that, Swalwell was off and running:
“Yeah, no. There he goes again inciting violence. This feels very much like that, you know, 2:00 AM tweet he sent, where he said, ‘Come to the country’s capital on January 6th — will be wild.’ And then went on for the next, you know, 15 days, to say that, you know, ‘If you don’t fight for your country, you’re not gonna have a country.’ Well, he’s saying here, if he’s indicted to the Department of Justice, he has the power to unleash more violence.”
It was here that Eric Swalwell put on his analyst hat.
He continued his response to Obeidallah, saying: “And that’s in line, Dean, with where the Republican Party is now. They are so out of alignment with mainstream America, where they can’t win the majority of votes and elections, that they now are more comfortable with violence than voting because that’s their only path to enacting their political agenda. They can’t enact it through, you know, a majority rule system, so they have to do it, through violence.”
But the best part perhaps, was the chronic total self-unawareness that permeates the Democrat Party and the left. Swalwell then dropped this tidbit:
“The worst part of that is — you just said is, it’s crickets, right? There’s no serious Republican, who is denouncing this, you know, and so in their silence like Kevin McCarthy and others they are condoning this. Through their silence, they condone Donald Trump’s threats of violence, and that creates a green light for anyone in a country where people are armed to the teeth to take up arms against their government.”
Has Eric Swalwell ever heard of James T. Hodgkinson? He was the Bernie Sanders supporter who shot and almost killed Swalwell’s colleague, Rep. Steve Scalise, on a ball field in 2017. Did Eric Swalwell have some “reaction” to that?
Surely the name Nicholas Roske rings a bell for Swalwell. He was the California man who showed up in front of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home with the intention of assassinating him after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Swalwell’s reaction was not to angrily denounce left-wing rhetoric. Instead, it was this:
Has Swalwell denounced his Democrat colleague Mazie Hirono, who just last week made a “literal call to arms” against pro-lifers?
Of course not. As I said, this is all projection.
And in the recent most horrific incident, Shannon Brandt was charged with vehicular homicide after hitting and killing 18-year old Cayler Ellingson in North Dakota. The reason for the attack is reportedly that Brandt believed that Ellingson “was part of a Republican extremist group and was calling people to come get Brandt after a political argument.”
Maybe Eric Swalwell could team up with President Joe Biden to explain to Cayler Ellingson’s parents, how violent Republicans are.
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