As previously reported by RF Angle, a group of 11 U.S. Senators is planning to object to the Electoral College vote count on January 6th during the joint session of Congress, where the official winner of the 2020 Presidential Election will be named. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the group’s efforts to return integrity to an election that 77% of Republicans feel was plagued with “widespread fraud,” according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.
Rep. Eric Swalwell took to Twitter Saturday to tweet a list of the 11 GOP senators planning to endorse electoral challenges next week. In his tweet, Swalwell called these senators “enemies of democracy” and encouraged his followers to “name and shame” them. It is unclear how Rep. Swalwell feels the senators should be shamed.
Swalwell has recently been involved in some shameful behavior of his own since his relationship with an alleged Chinese spy named Fang Fang was brought to light. Swalwell has been avoiding questions from the press but did find time to post the list of senators he wants to be exposed.
Twitter users did not give Rep. Swalwell the support he sought when he composed his tweet. Instead, the congressman found himself publicly shamed:
Interestingly, Rep. Swalwell failed to compile a list of Congress members that objected to the electoral votes in 2017, when his fellow Democrats challenged electoral results awarding the presidency to then-President-Elect Donald Trump. There was a total of 11 challenges brought forth by the following Democrats from the House of Representatives: Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, and Rep. Maxine Waters of California, with some objecting more than once.
If Rep. Swalwell ever decides to take questions from reporters, perhaps he should be asked to comment on whether he thinks these House members are also “enemies of democracy” and whether they should be “named and shamed” for challenging results in 2017.