Rep. Eric Swalwell, right, asked whether
President Trump is “with us or with Russia?”
15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
During the early stages of the Trump presidency, House Democrats led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have used East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell as a flamethrower against the new president.
The gambit, if intended to bait President Trump into a war of words (i.e Twitter war) hasn’t yet occurred. But on Tuesday Swalwell unleashed his most unkindest cut of all when he questioned Trump’s patriotism: Is Trump working on behalf of Russia or the American people?
While discussing the abrupt resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Swalwell told Yahoo News, “The Republicans may have the majorities in Congress and their candidate may have won the White House, but [the Democrats] are not helpless. We have the American people, and the American people will not be satisfied until they know whether the president is with us or with Russia.”
Swalwell didn’t relent on the line attack that comes close to accusing Trump of committing treason. “If you look at the fact that he won’t release his taxes, which could clear up a lot of questions about his global financial holdings and whether there are deals with Russians,” Swalwell said, “I think all of those arrows point to a single question: Who are his loyalties with?”
Over the past few months, Swalwell has made a series pointed public remarks against Trump along with a number of critical posts on social media. A tweet posted by Swalwell last week arousing a negative response from a member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, was an example of Swalwell attempting to pester Trump.