Swalwell: Republicans Approve Donald Trump’s Threats Of Violence With Their Silence

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Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Monday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show” that Republicans “by their silence” are condoning threats of violence from former President Donald Trump.

Obeidallah said: “In the past seven days you have made Donald Trump threaten, if he is indicted, that we will see problems in this country like that, maybe we’ve never seen it before, we’ve seen some bad things in this country .”

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He added: “This is the leader of the Republican Party. And it seems that – I haven’t heard GOP people denounce this yet – leaders are denouncing this. What is your reaction – as a former prosecutor? This looks like a veiled threat.”

Swalwell said, “Yes, no. There he goes again, inciting violence. This feels a lot like that, you know, tweet he sent at 2AM where he said, “Come to the nation’s capital on January 6 – will be wild.” And went on the next, you know, 15 days, to say you know, ‘If you don’t fight for your country, you won’t get a country.’ Well, he’s saying here, if he’s charged with the Justice Department, he’ll have the power to unleash more violence.”

He continued, “And that aligns, Dean, with where the Republican Party is now. They are so out of line with mainstream America, where they can’t win the majority of votes and elections, that they are now more comfortable with violence than voting because that’s their only way to advance their political agenda. to be carried out.”

Swalwell added: ‘They can’t do it through, you know, a majority rule system, so they have to do it by force. The worst part is you just said they’re crickets, right? There’s no serious Republican denouncing this, you know, and so in their silence, like Kevin McCarthy and others, they approve of this. By their silence, they whitewash Donald Trump’s threats of violence, which gives a green light to everyone in a country where people are armed to the teeth to take up arms against their government.”

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