Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell called for the "immediate removal" of President Trump after Wednesday's horrific insurrection at the Capitol. "Democracy is under assault. Yesterday, the President and Republican seditionists in Congress incited a violent coup attempt on the U.S. Capitol," Swalwell said, in a statement on Thursday. "Because of brave law enforcement and military … Continue reading Swalwell calls for ‘immediate removal’ of Trump

Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

Alameda County's three members of Congress faced one of the darkest days in American history on Wednesday as a mob of pro-Trump protesters surrounded the Capitol and entered the chambers. Alameda County Reps. Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, and Eric Swalwell each tweeting abhorrence of the events and notified constituents of their safety. Lee called the … Continue reading Bay Area congressmembers react to Capitol insurrection; Barbara Lee calls it ‘violent coup attempt’

House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

Swalwell Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met in a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) on Friday to discuss East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's exposure to a Chinese spy and his status on the House Intelligence Committee. Earlier this week, McCarthy called for Swalwell to be removed from the committee, … Continue reading House leaders met in secure location to discuss Swalwell’s exposure to Chinese spy

It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Swalwell Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the kind of guy who isn't funny, but he's the funniest guy in his group of unfunny guys, and therefore, thinks he's a very funny person. But Cruz actually had a zinger for embattled East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell on Thursday. Amid an expanding story that Swalwell was the … Continue reading It’s getting bad for Swalwell. Even Ted Cruz is throwing shade at him

Did Swalwell abruptly end his presidential campaign because reporters were looking into the Chinese spy story?

In April 2019, on a bright Sunday afternoon in Dublin, Rep. Eric Swalwell kicked off his campaign for president. Swalwell trotted out his mouthful of a campaign slogan to great cheers from his supporters. Yet no matter how hard he tried, Swalwell's presidential campaign was an unqualified disappointment. He often registered zero percent support in … Continue reading Did Swalwell abruptly end his presidential campaign because reporters were looking into the Chinese spy story?

Swalwell had sexual relationship with suspected Chinese spy: Report

"Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is refusing to say if he had sex with an accused Chinese spy who cozied up to a slew of US elected officials, including him, in a bid to infiltrate the US political system," the New York Post reports. On Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, citing intelligence officials, said … Continue reading Swalwell had sexual relationship with suspected Chinese spy: Report

Swalwell blames Trump for leaking Chinese spy story

"Following a report that linked him to an alleged Chinese spy, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested the information was leaked to hurt him because of his frequent and loud criticism of President Donald Trump," Politico reported. "Bashing Trump was the key to Swalwell’s short tenure in the race, and he continued to loudly call for … Continue reading Swalwell blames Trump for leaking Chinese spy story

Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

"This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and require federal courts to expunge many prior marijuana offenses. It will be the first time the full House will vote on ending the federal prohibition of cannabis," Yahoo! Finance reports. The … Continue reading Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

Oakland councilmembers tell Newsom, Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate speaks for me

Newsom, though, is leaning toward Alex Padilla Lee Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Noel Gallo, and Sheng Thao want Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Barbara Lee to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' U.S. Senate seat. The trio of councilmembers offered the recommendation in a letter sent on Monday. "We are incredibly honored to be represented by … Continue reading Oakland councilmembers tell Newsom, Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate speaks for me

Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Two progressives groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden to select Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee as his secretary of state. The left-leaning Justice Democrats and the Sunshine Movement, a climate-change group, included Lee on a list of potential progressives to fill Biden's cabinet, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The organizations also suggested naming Sens. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in many parts of the country, including California, and locally, in Alameda County, Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Tuesday to mail a medical mask to all Americans. “If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send … Continue reading Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

Lee for veep?

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee has always been known as a stalwart progressive, although, her brand of lefty politics has not often proven popular outside the Bay Area bubble. But as the entire country begins to embrace her political values in greater numbers, Lee is in the midst of  a career renaissance that is now … Continue reading Lee for veep?

Khanna touts Warren for veep

In a series of tweets last week, East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna strongly advocated for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee. Khanna, a former co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, tweeted, “She needs to be on the ticket.” On Monday, Khanna ramped up his push … Continue reading Khanna touts Warren for veep

Ro loves coffee

I have missed going to coffee shops and my masala tea in Fremont.-Rep. Ro Khanna answering a constituent's question during a virtual town hall on Thursday about the first thing he'll do when social distancing orders are lifted.