Rep. Eric Swalwell is nothing if not a drama queen. So it should come as no surprise that in response to the Trump campaign’s Tim Murtaugh sending this memo to TV producers:
The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers: pic.twitter.com/yhr03LAI7N
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 25, 2019
Swalwell dialed up the drama to eleventy:
First they came for the journalists.
Then they came for the elected officials expressing legitimate concerns about justice in our country and attacks upon our democracy.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) March 26, 2019
Oh, the humanity! If only Pastor Niemöller were alive to see this today … this is exactly like what the Nazis did in Germany.
— nickoftimelyness (@HartHallHellion) March 27, 2019
Hey, don’t laugh! He’s serious, you guys. No, really. He’s serious. Which is actually quite sad.
Bless your heart Eric. pic.twitter.com/16lsFAvL8Q
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 27, 2019
— Daniel Tacker (@dtacker) March 27, 2019
If Donald Trump is attacking our democracy by criticizing journalists and calling out Democratic politicians for pushing the super-sketchy “collusion” narrative, what would Eric Swalwell call entertaining the prospect of nuking lawful gun owners?
Trump’s not the one threatening to nuke Americans
— Mark “Learn 2 Code” C ?? (@UntraceableMC) March 27, 2019
Is this before or after you discussed nuking law-abiding gun owners? Just trying to figure out the order. https://t.co/yonBAlnNMB
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 27, 2019
Yes, but you see, that was different because Swalwell is a Democrat. Democrats can actually get away with quite a lot of “attacks upon our democracy”:
Except no one has come for the journalists. Yes, Trump says things he should not and as President what he says does matter. But the happy fact is so far Obama still leads Trump in journalists unjustly jailed 2-0.
And I hope it stays that way. https://t.co/NyV7O58SQf
— Unfriendly Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 27, 2019
And we hope Eric gets the help he so clearly needs.
Don't worry, until they come for the historically illiterate clowns you're safe. https://t.co/xmlibiGwv6
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 27, 2019