Ugh, politicians. Am I right? They have so discredited themselves with a good portion of Americans that people routinely vote for “the lesser of the evils.” Why support evil at all, no matter who’s employing it?
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) spoke with CNN on Wednesday and was asked about the Axios report from Tuesday that Swalwell’s office was “directly aware” of Chinese spy Fang Fang’s fundraising activity for the California congressman.
In response, Swalwell did what any good leftist does in any type of possibly nefarious situation, deflect blame and place it squarely on others.
Here's what Swalwell told host Jim Sciutto:
Jim, I was shocked. You know, just over six years ago I was told about this individual, and then I offered to help, I did help and I was thanked by the FBI for my help and that person is no longer in the country. And I was a little surprised to read about my cooperation in that story, because the story says that there was no, there was never a suspicion of wrongdoing on my part and all I did was cooperate. And the FBI said that yesterday.
But the wrongdoing here, Jim, is that at the same time the story was being leaked out is the time that I was working on impeachment on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. And if this is a country where people who criticize the president are going to have law enforcement information weaponized against them, that’s not a country that any of us want to live in. I hope it is investigated as to who leaked this information.
Of course you do.
Also, if people were attacked, either physically or professionally, for criticizing President Donald Trump — and that’s being polite to those who have “criticized” him — there would be no one left on network television and cable news. And Democrats — and some “never-Trump” Republicans — would be few and far between if people were legitimately persecuted for their “criticisms.”
Calling someone a racist, sexist, homophobe and Islamophobe — among other things — every day for the last four years aren’t criticisms, they’re personal attacks.
Imagine being so self-unaware and hypocritical that after you’ve been found out to possibly have had inappropriate dealings with a Chinese spy, not only do you not admit wrongdoing, but you call for an investigation into whomever released the incriminating information about you.
I guess we could just chalk that tactic up to self-preservation. Others might call it a covering up of pertinent information concerning a foreign entity attempting to infiltrate your country’s government. Whatever the case may be, something’s rotten in the state of California.
For Swalwell's full comments, watch below:
H/T: Daily Mail