Failed presidential candidate and House manager Eric Swalwell, who slept with a Chinese spy a few years back and still sits on the House intel committee, is now suing President Trump and a few others for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6th:
CNN: @RepSwalwell is suing Trump for the Capitol riot, alleging "affliction of emotional distress on members of Congress"
He "seeks money damages from Trump [but] also … to mandate that Trump or these other defendants … provide notice any time they plan a rally or event …" pic.twitter.com/LNDW3E2ysv
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 5, 2021
Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from certifying the votes of the American people.
My statement: pic.twitter.com/wmSMcEzeL6
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 5, 2021
As you can see, Swalwell is suing Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks.
Here’s more from Newsmax:
Rep. Eric Swalwell, who was a House manager in Donald Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial, filed a lawsuit Friday against the former president, his son, lawyer, and a Republican congressman whose actions the suit claims led to January’s assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The California Democrat’s suit was filed in federal court in Washington. It alleges a conspiracy to violate civil rights, along with negligence, inciting a riot and inflicting emotional distress. It follows a similar suit filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson last month in an attempt to hold the former president accountable in some way for his actions Jan. 6, following his Senate acquittal.
Swalwell charges that Trump, his son Donald Jr., along with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, had 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.”
The lawsuit accuses the former president of inciting the riot, using much of the same playbook used by Swalwell and others during Trump’s impeachment trial.
“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,” according to the suit.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and Swalwell also wants a court to order all of the defendants to provide written notice to him a week before they plan to have a rally in Washington that would draw more than 50 people.
Team Trump responded appropriately to the absurd lawsuit:
Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller called Swalwell a “low-life” with “no credibility.”
“Now, after failing miserably with two impeachment hoaxes,” Swalwell is attacking “our greatest president with yet another witch hunt,” Miller said. “It’s a disgrace that a compromised Member of Congress like Swalwell still sits on the House Intelligence Committee.”
Miller is exactly right. Apart from Swalwell trying to have another day in the ‘sun’ after his failed presidential campaign and to boost his fundraising coffers, he’s clearly upset that he failed in the Senate to make the case that Trump did anything wrong. So now he’s suing, hoping the courts will give him a result he can tout.
I would say Swalwell lawsuit can be best compared to a fart sound he made a couple of years ago on Chris Matthew’s MSNBC show: