Unlike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Eric Swalwell at least waited until this morning to make a total jackass of himself following the tragic New Zealand shooting. Something is really broken in people whose first instinct after a tragedy or crisis is to find a way to hurt their political opposition even when they have nothing to do with any of it.
We get it, Eric is more concerned about scoring cheap political points than he is the actual victims of this tragedy but give us a break already.
This was crap, even for him.
America stands with our Kiwi friends as they mourn the #ChristchurchAttack. Extreme right-wing/race-motivated violence is on the rise across the globe. To credibly condemn it everywhere, we must lead by example and scrub it from America. #HateHasNoPlace
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 15, 2019
He should have just stopped after the first hashtag but OH NO, Eric had to stick his foot in his mouth because at the end of the day all he really is a troll pandering for votes.
Thank you, next.
But not left wing violence? You're a disgrace to politicize this.
— Hey Bartender! (@Seabee201) March 15, 2019
Everything is the Right’s fault, doncha know?
— AshSolesFromTheFire (@ashsoles) March 15, 2019
In other words, the shooter is batsh*t nuts WHICH WE ALREADY KNOW because he murdered a bunch of innocent people.
This tweet is full of hate!!
— NANC (@Nanc___) March 15, 2019
Now do rockets being launched into Israel.
— Loud Dog (@Loud_dog) March 15, 2019
Sorry, he’s busy figuring out how to tie his shoes this morning.
You’re the same person who would have no problem with U.S. government nuking Americans just to take away their guns. Sit down.
— Arturo (@RoadRunnerI80) March 15, 2019
You're an idiot. People died. Must you politicize EVERYTHING?
— Smirking Pouncer (@KeleJohnson) March 15, 2019
Yes, yes he must.
The shooter with the manifesto claimed ideological compatibility with the PRC. Want to explain to the class how Chairman Mao is a right winger?
— Cheetah Krassenstein (@davilch) March 15, 2019
The rep in CA speaks out of his ass again….
— GP (@gpinaz) March 15, 2019
Being a Representative in California basically demands it.
So it was Trump's fault? Got it.
— From Hebron. (@keithfhamilton) March 15, 2019
Everything is, duh.
So you respond to hate with… hate. Nice going there, Rep.
— Ava Fremont (@AvaFremont) March 15, 2019
Ah yes Eric is spreading the terrorists manifesto for political gain.
— Facts Matter (@convoice) March 15, 2019
And you continue with the identity politics, drawing more people into lining up and taking sides.
— JM (@JonEMay1) March 15, 2019
Man who hates the right wing of his own country enough to guilt-by-association them in a shooting in another country entirely condemns hate. Irony at 11.
— Bocephus (@lordthx1139) March 15, 2019
Always interesting watching asshole politicians like this express their "concern" for the victims of terrorism by immediately using those victims for their own political purposes.
You're a garbage person.
— Keith ??? Burton (@bbeekk321) March 15, 2019
Of course you would make this into a political attack. Have you typed up and sent your fund rising letter out yet?
— 1000thghost (@1000thghostauto) March 15, 2019
Only you would politicize this event. What a shameful excuse of a human being let alone member of Congress.
— TMooners (@MannTodd) March 15, 2019
“Never waste an opportunity to pander and exploit a situation for political purposes.”
Ancient Liberal proverb.
— Mark Reeve (@Jasper35786938) March 15, 2019
Like any good Democrat, Eric will never let a good crisis go to waste.