U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., finds himself awash in controversy yet again, long after it was learned that he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy who has since fled the country — which was summarily swept under the rug by the media.
Swalwell reportedly spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on booze and limo services, in addition to over $20,000 at a luxury resort where his wife used to work, and Fox News’ Jesse Watters offered his take on the scandalous news in a Tuesday appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
As for how scandalous, citing FEC records, Fox News reported that the lawmaker spent over $10,000 on 26 rides from various limousine and luxury car services, more than $7,000 at luxury restaurants and steakhouses in D.C., and more than $26,000 on luxury hotels, to include $20,000 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. His wife was director of sales between 2015 and November 2019 at the $892 a night luxury spa resort that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The spending of campaign money coming on the heels of a report of a trip to Qatar earlier this year that was paid for by a trade council, where a shirtless Swalwell was photographed atop a camel.
“He likes the finer things in life, and like most liberals he wants someone else to pay for it,” Watters explained. “He must have developed this appetite for Far East cuisine when he was dating Fang Fang.”
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He went on to detail some of Swalwell’s preferences, like $90 sushi rolls in DC.
“Also likes to frequent, because he is a working man, the Charlie Palmer Steak House, where he can get a $130 steak and that is not included with a side or a soup or a salad. Everything is a la carte,” Watters added. “And, of course, he has to stay at his wife’s Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. I mean, you can’t go back to your meager house in your district. You’ve got to wake up the next morning and get 18 holes in at the course that overlooks the Pacific.”
Getting more serious, Watters said, “This is why people hate politicians. It’s because these narcissist finger-waggers go into politics just for the comfortable lifestyle that they would never be able to achieve or afford in any other profession because they don’t have the brains or the talent.”
He added that much of what corporate lobbyists don’t pay for, taxpayers pick up, before calling attention to Swalwell’s hypocrisy.
“And he goes on TV the next day and says we’ve got to get big money out of politics and everything is corrupt,” Watters said. “That’s probably been the biggest lie he told and there have been a lot of them.”
With host Tucker Carlson focusing on the Middle East trip, jokingly suggesting that the “servant of color” seen grinning in the photo should be subpoenaed so he can tell his story, Watters deadpanned, “I just feel bad for the camel.”
“If he’s really a champion of women’s rights, did he go over to Qatar and ask why it’s illegal to beat your wife there?” he asked, further inquiring as to whether the Democrat asked the country about its carbon emissions or about slave labor being used to build a soccer stadium there.
“I have a feeling this wasn’t a fact-finding mission. Maybe when I say facts, probably daiquiris is the only thing he was looking for,” Watters concluded.
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