Eric Swalwell sues Trump over Capitol riots, internet says HE should be sued for 'sleeping with a Chinese spy'
Swalwell, in his suit, alleged a 'conspiracy to violate civil rights, along with negligence, inciting a riot, and inflicting emotional distress'. The California Rep. followed in the footsteps of Rep. Bennie Thompson, who filed a similar suit last month
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who served as a House manager in former President Donald J. Trump's second impeachment, filed a lawsuit against the former commander-in-chief, his son, lawyer, as well as a Republican congressman who he claims was complicit in spurring the US Capitol riots on January 6.
Swalwell, who filed the suit Friday in federal court in Washington, said there was a "conspiracy to violate civil rights, along with negligence, inciting a riot, and inflicting emotional distress." The California Democrat followed in the footsteps of Rep. Bennie Thompson, who filed a suit last month against the former president saying he was responsible for the riots despite his acquittal by the Senate, CNN reported.
Trump, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, made “false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft, and in direct response to the Defendant’s express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol," Swalwell alleged in his suit.
According to the lawsuit, the Trumps, Giuliani, and Brooks made repeated claims of voter fraud both before and after the 2020 election results were declared, and in turn helped instigate thousands of rioters before they stormed the Capitol. The riots claimed the lives of five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and is still being investigated by the authorities.
“Those with knowledge claimed that during this moment of national horror, Trump was ‘delighted’ and was ‘confused about why other people on his team weren’t as excited as he was.’ Others described Trump as ‘borderline enthusiastic’ about the unfolding violence,” the suit claimed.
Responding to the lawsuit, Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller called Swalwell a “low-life” with “no credibility" in a scathing statement.
“Eric Swalwell is a low-life with no credibility who got caught ‘dating’ the Chinese spy Fang-Fang and makes disgusting bodily noises on national television,” the statement read. “Now, after failing miserably with two impeachment hoaxes, ‘Mr. Fang-Fang’ is doing the bidding of his Chinese masters and attacking our greatest President with yet another witch hunt. It’s a disgrace that a compromised Member of Congress like Swalwell still sits on the House Intelligence Committee,” it added.
Meanwhile, conservatives lashed out at Swalwell for his lawsuit against Trump and quipped whether he could be sued for allegedly "sleeping with a Chinese spy." "Can we file a lawsuit against Swalwell for sleeping with a Chinese spy and the possible compromised position he put the United States in?" one wrote.
"Why can't we sue (~civil claim...) someone for sleeping with a foreign spy? Especially as a member of congress?" another added. "Lol you clown this is getting dismissed in a heartbeat," a user wrote. "Using taxpayer money for this? With this case, he sets precedent for Obama to be personally sued for Ferguson, Baltimore, Portland, etc... Kamala too Idiot," another chimed in.
"Using his own words “unable to accept defeat” Swalwell sues Trump for being a meanie," a fifth added.
Can we file a lawsuit against Swalwell for sleeping with a Chinese spy and the possible compromised position he put the United States in?— Fred Flintstone (@AmericaFirst_2A) March 5, 2021
Why can't we sue (~civil claim...) someone for sleeping with a foreign spy? Especially as a member of congress?— Frank (@frankstone37) March 5, 2021
Lol you clown this is getting dismissed in a heartbeat https://t.co/1Fv2A1F6jZ— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) March 5, 2021
Using tax payer money for this?— LiLi (@Gone2theBeach) March 5, 2021
With this case he sets precedent for Obama to be personally sued for Ferguson, Baltimore, Portland etc... kamala too
Using his own words “unable to accept defeat” Swalwell sues Trump for being a meanie— Kevin Kelly (@BigKev509) March 5, 2021