Over Rep. Eric Swalwell’s first six months in Congress he has captivated voters who might have limited knowledge of various social media technologies and one middle-aged San Francisco Chronicle political reporter.
He first touted the use of Skype to speak to the Fremont City Council and various classrooms with the video conferencing site to great fanfare. Nevermind, Skype and other similar technologies is the stuff of the 20th Century.
Now, Swalwell is using the micro video-sharing site Vine to show voters that he is, well, 32-years-old. Mashable reported today Swalwell used Vine, a service that users can produce six second GIF-like audio and video, to share his vote today in the House on a bill deemed by critics as “anti-abortion.”
Swalwell was protesting a bill called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. It would ban abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks old, and is based on the idea that fetuses can feel pain earlier than previously thought. On Twitter, Swalwell posted that the bill was part of a “war on women.” Of the Vine, he said, “When House @GOP try to roll back health protections for women, this is how I vote.”
Now, if Swalwell really wants to impress us, he would post on Pinterest his beliefs for cutting Social Security benefits for seniors.