Smarmy, anti-Trump conspiracy theorist Eric Swalwell stumbled into a self-own when he shared on social media an apparent private direct message from Turning Point USA president and founder Charlie Kirk.
Swalwell apparently thought it was a swell idea to tweet out the communication in which Kirk apparently invited the California Democrat congressman to debate him on a new show under terms that would be “open, honest, and fair.” He also underscored that people can disagree without being disagreeable.
It appears that the Turning Point USA team may have even been willing to cover Swalwell’s tab to join the political discussion, which is called “Debate Night with Charlie Kirk,” at their Phoenix headquarters.
Even if someone is no admirer of Kirk or his organization, the invite itself was professional and courteous and seems legitimate.
Instead of responding in kind, Swalwell — without evidence — rudely accused Kirk of being an insurrectionist and accused him of “lying about the vaccine” and trying “to kill his kids.”
In his Tweet containing the DM, he condescendingly wondered if Charlie Kirk is “for real.”
Is @charliekirk11 for real? pic.twitter.com/cPJCPlhyS6
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 12, 2021
It seems that Swalwell — who may or may not have had a relationship of some kind with a spy from China — perhaps has given the Trump-Russia collusion hoax a rest and moved on to other unfounded and unreal allegations or delusions.
Rep. Swalwell maintains his membership, incidentally, on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.
Refusing to debate is a technique that many anti-free-speech Democrats, especially the grandstanding ones, have embraced.
While Eric Swalwell — who enjoys riding camels while shirtless — is receiving Twitter applause from the left for the way he dissed Charlie Kirk, others are chiding him for bad faith. Charlie Kirk himself has not weighed in on Twitter as of this writing.
Here is a sample:
Sooooo is that a No? Calling someone an “insurrectionist” doesn’t exactly make them one 🤦🏾♂️. Healthy debate in which you argue your view and bring your facts isn’t worth your time?
— Goodie (@Heygood4U) August 12, 2021
You could not be a bigger drama queen if you were part of the cast of Mean Girls.
— Kate (@kateinva) August 12, 2021
That’s what Xi said…
— From the Land of Sky Blue Waters 🇺🇸 (@HammsLager) August 12, 2021
Imagine the gall of someone who slept with a Chinese spy for years to call ANYONE an insurrectionist.
— Tom Muck (@tommuck1961) August 12, 2021
Grow a pair and debate him instead of hiding behind the computer. You won’t debate him because you would get destroyed and you wouldn’t be able to edit it.
— Bitter Tim (@VanSolo10) August 12, 2021
Someone attempts to have an open dialog with you and you call him names.
I’m no fan of Kirk but he recently had a pleasant discussion with Vaush on TimcastIRL. It was a surprising cordial experience to watch.
I hope this is what Kirk wanted with you.
— ThickCutCod (@cut_cod) August 12, 2021
I don’t like Charlie Kirk much either but I see one side trying to talk about ideas and the other scoffs and makes excuses as to why it’s beneath them. I don’t think it’s fooling anyone outside the tribe though…
— 𝔻𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘_𝕠𝕗_𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕔_𝕤𝕙𝕖𝕖𝕡 (@Herding__cats) August 12, 2021
How immature can you be @RepSwalwell ? Are you scared you can’t beat @charliekirk11 in a debate. Grow some balls stop, screwing Chinese spy’s and passing gas on National TV! You lack couth https://t.co/O4nrM9EuYm
— American✝️🇺🇸🗽 (@evers_oak) August 12, 2021
Let’s be honest…he knew that would be your response and now he can say “I invited Swalwell on my show but he doesn’t have the stuff to come in and debate me.”
— Suz (@CanUHearMeThink) August 12, 2021
While Eric Swalwell was scolding people for not following COVID rules he was taking special-interest funded trips to Qatar where he was maskless (and shirtless) riding camels. https://t.co/OulueU83Dh https://t.co/pzQrzcL8Sx pic.twitter.com/4iMTXqihaj
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) July 9, 2021
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