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Swalwell Now Wants to ‘Reserve Judgment’ When it Comes to Impeachment

Swalwell Now Wants to ‘Reserve Judgment’ When it Comes to Impeachment

Swalwell was once one of the most vocal supporters for impeachment.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) did a 180 when it comes to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

After calling for an impeachment inquiry in June, Swalwell has now hesitated when it comes to making a decision.

Swalwell explained to CNN’s Manu Raju “that it’s important that we reserve judgment.”

The congressman said, though, that the Democratic House Intelligence Committee’s “report has powerful overwhelming evidence” against Trump. He also claimed the inquiry “is one of the largest investigations ever in America that relied on the fewest amount of documents.”

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff released his report on Tuesday, which claimed the investigation “uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.”

Schiff maintained that Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky included a threat to withhold aid if the Ukrainian government did not investigate 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Vice President Joe Biden.

When Swalwell entered the presidential race he became one of the most vocal members of Congress for impeachment.

Swalwell strongly supported impeachment as recently as mid-November.


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He’s run out of gas, maybe?

Swalwell just wants to look impartial. “Let’s give him a fair hearing before we hang him.”

I figured they would have a censure vote instead since impeachment is such a huge loser for them, but I guess the tactic will be to drag their feet forever. That’s why it was moved to judiciary, and I am willing to bet there will be no more public hearings. Schiff released his report, and claim victory, and the whole thing will quietly sit in judiciary until after 2020.

    Eddie Baby in reply to NotCoach. | December 4, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Except that dragging it out is a losing strategy as well. We already saw that with the Mueller report. The longer the inquiry goes on the less important it gets.

    I think they’re hoping for two things:

    1) Drag it out until November next in order to make some number of Republican Senators “vulnerable”

    2) Drag it until just before November and hope to use the partisan vote that will happen to drive enough voter turnout of their people to defeat Trump and maybe pick up some more Congressional seats in both houses.

A thermal, infrared examination of Swallowell’s Statement:

Too late to save your bacon, fart boy.

Of course Swallwell is no longer supporting impeachment. It is a loser. These clowns support outrageous things when there is no possibility of them becoming reality. Now that it time to stop cutting bait and fish, they are afraid that they won’t catch the big one. DC politics The Greatest Show On Earth.

    Arminius in reply to Mac45. | December 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    It may be a loser overall, but it’s a winner in Swallwell’s leftist kali district (East Bay; when the wind is right you can smell the stench of human excrement from San Francisco, which is fitting because Pelosi and Swallwell are human excrement).

    When he says he’s withholding judgement on impeaching DJT he is, how shall I put it, lying his @$$ off.

The Dems’ decision on whether to impeach has nothing to do with the evidence, or whether the Ukraine deal was proper or not. It has everything to do with what political advantages (or disadvantages) the Dems can extract from impeachment.

I believe the Dems are concerned about what will come out if the Republicans can call witnesses (in the Senate). If Joe Biden got the Ukranian prosecutor fired to help his son Hunter, then that was real corruption that needed to be investigated. Also, the collusion of the so-called whistleblower with Shiff’s committee will come out. The major networks won’t report these things, but the facts will come out.

Can you imagine how this would play out if the Dems controlled both the House and the Senate? There would be a star-chamber show trial in each, with the verdict already decided. Then they would go after the Vice President (probably for colluding with the President) so they could make their Speaker President.

Based on this precedent, I feel sorry for any future President who faces a Congress controlled by the opposing party. He (or she) will be President only as long as it takes to orchestrate the show trials.

Seems someone’s seen the fou8cus group polling.

Fartswell was back in his district for a week. He heard something he didn’t like. Heard it loudly. Perhaps something from his local campaign.

C’mon Swalwell, don’t hold it in. What’s bothering you? Let it out.

I’m not surprised by Swalwell’s doubts. After returning to his district for Thanksgiving and getting an earful from his constituents, the consequences of the impeachment proceedings are becoming clear: continue down this course and we’ll vote you out of power.

It appears Eric is a member of George Will’s Bad Toupee Club.

I think there is less than meets the eye to Democrats’ sudden seeming reticence about impeachment. I think there is an effort to create the illusion that hyper-partisan Democrats are somehow neutral non-partisan observers who only very reluctantly came to the conclusion that Trump must be impeached.

Everything about this impeachment (coup) process by Democrats is evil and crooked. NOTHING they say or do should be taken at face value.

I’m sorry. I just can’t get past how much this guy looks like Tanner on Teen Beach.

Rep. Swallowswell

Isn’t this the wanna-be tyrant who implied the fed gov would nuke 2A supporters?

So all they’ve been doing all this time is just farting around?

Stillwell is either mildly retarded or suffers from Asberger syndrome – or both.

How this farting clown got into high office is beyond comprehension. That said, anything coming out of his mouth is about as worthy of news as stillwell is worthy of holding high office.

Brave Sir Robbin | December 4, 2019 at 7:56 pm

I am rather much more concerned about the Democrats spying on members of congress and journalists. This is huge.

This is looking mighty weak, and besides they don’t control the Senate.

Maybe they “censure” Trump and hold up on articles until after they try to win 51 votes in the Senate. Then they could set the rules for an impeachment trial, and they’ll just pick up here where they left off, plus new smoke and mirrors they’ll invent in the coming months.

Always think of the most disgraceful sickening thing. That’s what the Dems will do.

Maybe the dems should deem the President to have been impeached. No need for witnesses or votes. Just make up some more nonsense and then worship it.

    artichoke in reply to Demonized. | December 5, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Yeah, I remember such “deeming” was a part of getting Obamacare shoved down our throats. And Jesse Jackson Jr. sitting as House Parliamentarian, rejecting very solid parliamentary objections.

Swalwell is just a big gasbag.