We went off on a mini-rant recently in a post about Rep. Eric Swalwell — ever since his presidential campaign crashed and burned and his affair with a Chinese spy was outed, he’s become a particularly nasty Twitter troll. We used to think Rep. Ted Lieu was about as bad as it could get, but we think Swalwell believes he’s onto something here — maybe if he can build up a big enough extremist follower base he can try again for president in 2024.
As Twitchy reported earlier, a 68-year-old Asian man from Las Vegas opened fire at a church in Laguna Woods, and the victims were “mostly Asian and mostly of Taiwanese descent.” Churchgoers managed to detain the suspect by hog-tying him with extension cords.
Laguna Woods church shooter was upset by political tensions between China and Taiwan. Was U.S. citizen who had emigrated from China (had lived in U.S. for many years). Had grievance with Taiwanese community. Shooting was politically motivated.
(from press conference)
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) May 16, 2022
I just found out the person killed in the Laguna Woods shooting yesterday was my primary care physician, Dr. John Cheng. Absolute hero. He attacked the gunman and helped save so many in that church. I just wanted his name to be known. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/jAW8LvpmaB
— Johnny Stanton (@johnnystantoniv) May 16, 2022
Swalwell decided to respond to a tweet by Shannon Watts by tagging the House GOP:
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 16, 2022
Seriously? This is a U.S. congressman?
He’s allegedly a Chinese man, who targeted Taiwanese people.
So, he’s your boy.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) May 16, 2022
The suspect is a man from China who the FBI has opened a hate crime investigation into because he allegedly targeted the parishioners based on their Taiwanese identity. Given your past personal connections to a Chinese Communist spy, it’s more likely the suspect was “your boy.”
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) May 16, 2022
Dude, what is your point of being so hateful? This literally makes zero sense
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) May 16, 2022
Hey media, let me know when you’re gonna deal with this. Because Swalwell is gonna get some innocent person killed if he doesn’t cut this crap. https://t.co/s5Hs3ZKpDQ
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 16, 2022
He is so cringe.
— Zack Brown (@ZackBrownDC) May 16, 2022
How is this acceptable from any member of Congress? Gee, I wonder why congressional approval ratings are so low?
— Jim Vaughn (@JimVaughn_) May 16, 2022
You’re just a bad person.
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) May 16, 2022
“Your boy” was Chinese, so I’m a bit surprised that you’re not more sympathetic since your girlfriend was a Chinese spy.
— Jesse Pinkman’s Roomba (@corrcomm) May 16, 2022
Looks like he was one of yours, Soy Boy.
— Rusty 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) May 16, 2022
WTF is wrong with you? Did Fang Fang make you the way you are?
— Lady L. North 💙❤️🏀 (@LadyLNorth) May 16, 2022
Your fans who thought this was a sick burn don’t seem to be replying anymore for some reason.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 16, 2022
The shooter’s politics were the same as your ex-girlfriend https://t.co/1S9EAHZCbJ
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 16, 2022
Damn dude. You might sit this one out.
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) May 16, 2022
This didn’t age well, Fang
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 16, 2022
I’m beginning to think you’re just an all around horrible human being who needs to reevaluate his entire life.
— Justin T. Haskins (@JustinTHaskins) May 16, 2022
You are an awful, awful human being.
— Jason “Storm” Nelson (@Storm4Congress) May 16, 2022
No lies detected.
Eric, this shooter was a Chinese nationalist motivated by his hate for Taiwan.
You could make a dramatic statement opposing this shooter’s ideology right now loudly and proudly voicing your support for Taiwanese independence.
— Fred (@FredZembo) May 16, 2022
No, it’s the House GOP’s fault.
1 dead, 4 critically wounded after a shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, CA https://t.co/ZLwJ78ERxB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 15, 2022