In remarks posted online as this week drew to a close, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who himself has been a target of House Republicans on trumped up and essentially totally hollow allegations, condemned House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for pointing his “MAGA goons” to visit jailed January 6 “terrorists”:
‘Pro-police? Today Kevin McCarthy is sending his MAGA goons to the DC jail to visit January 6 terrorists. They don’t back the blue. They back the coup.’
Swalwell has two brothers and a father who’ve worked as police officers, and he is vocally pro-police. But the California Democrat claimed that McCarthy has been fast jumping on the far-right Republicans’ train. The GOP has long held that it is pro-police — although many of the Capitol rioters who allies of Trump in the Republican Party have seemed eager to support were specifically accused of assaulting cops.
“Congressman Swalwell also serves on the House Homeland Security Committee and is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, working to protect America against attacks on our networks and critical infrastructure,” a portion of his bio on his official website notes. He was infamously blocked from continuing his service on the Intelligence Committee in tandem with those deceptively presented allegations of some kind of substantial relationship with a woman working for Chinese intelligence, as the suspicions go. That’s although Swalwell, when in touch with her years ago, was actually a target and ended the connection after notification from relevant authorities about the woman.
Swalwell’s work in Congress has included a stint as “chairman emeritus of Future Forum, a group of almost 50 young Democratic Members of Congress focused on issues and opportunities for millennial Americans including student loan debt and home ownership,” his bio on the official website says. Swalwell understands the people he represents and is still remaining on assignment for them. He made remarks similar to those he shared online this Friday in a House hearing slightly earlier in the week about pistol braces, which are pieces of equipment that evidently expand the capabilities of accompanying firearms to more closely resemble sawed-off shotguns and long-barreled rifles. The Biden administration has pursued restrictions on the equipment, predictably sparking outrage from various Republicans.
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