Conservatives on Twitter ripped California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell after he claimed Republicans were going to ban interracial marriage in response to the recent leaked Supreme Court opinion indicating that the Court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“The Republicans won’t stop with banning abortion,” Swalwell tweeted early Tuesday morning. “They want to ban interracial marriage. Do you want to save that? Well, then you should probably vote.” Swalwell included in his tweet a link to the site iwillvote.com, the Democratic National Committee’s voter registration and information website.
The Republicans won’t stop with banning abortion. They want to ban interracial marriage. Do you want to save that? Well, then you should probably vote. https://t.co/MRytdsjUBP
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 3, 2022
Conservatives blasted Swalwell, pointing out that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is in an interracial marriage with his wife, Ginni, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is also in an interracial marriage with former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, among others. Many users pointed out their own interracial families, as well as Swalwell’s past history of dating an alleged Chinese spy. Notable responses included:
Jeremy Boering, Daily Wire Co-Founder and Co-CEO: “He either doesn’t believe this, or he does.”
Byron Donalds, Florida Congressman: “You are such a fool. What is wrong with you! More gaslighting from the radical left!!”
Harrison Fields, Director of Communications for Rep. Donalds: “According to @RepSwalwell, Republicans want to ban interracial marriage. Welp, as a Black and Latino Republican, I wouldn’t have proposed to my WHITE fiancé if this were true. Stop gaslighting, and don’t you worry—you’ll still be able to marry Fang Fang.”
Ximena Barreto, External Affairs Director for Senator Rand Paul: “As a mom of a mixed child, this is the reason the GOP is gaining minority support, Eric. Per a wsj poll. By 9% points, Hispanics said they would vote GOP. Democratic margins deteriorated among Blacks, who favored a Democrat for Congress by 35 points, down from 56 points last yr.”
Wesley Hunt, Republican Congressional candidate, Texas-38: “Hi Eric, my name is Wesley Hunt, I’m a Republican nominee in a Congressional District that is 70% white. I’m black, I’m in an interracial marriage, and my wife and I have two biracial daughters. Republicans are celebrating diversity while white liberals like yourself race-bait.”
Vernon Jones, Republican Congressional Candidate, Georgia-10: “Eric, the only folks who historically sought to ban interracial marriages are Democrats – when they weren’t burning down black churches and sending my parents to the back of bus. YOUR party founded the KKK. Not us.”
Matt Walsh, host of “The Matt Walsh Show” at The Daily Wire: “They’re not even trying to tell believable lies. They know they have a bunch of abject morons in their base. No need to be remotely credible.”
Michael Knowles, host of “The Michael Knowles Show” at The Daily Wire: “It’s difficult to make banning abortion about ‘racism’ since abortion disproportionately kills black babies.”
Christina Pushaw, Press Secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: “Everyone post your favorite pic of Clarence and Ginni Thomas in the replies 💕”
Frank J. Fleming, The Daily Wire: “Justice Thomas is leading the charge to ban interracial marriage? What if his wife finds out?”
Anders Hagstrom, Fox News reporter: “Clarence Thomas voting to ban interracial marriage would be such a creative path to divorce that Henry VIII would rise from the grave just to shake his hand.”
Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller Senior Congressional Correspondent: “Are you breaking House ethics rules by tweeting this from your official account? Seems to be your official account pushing a campaign narrative…”
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