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GOP Rep Massie zaps Eric Swalwell with a humiliating zinger in dust-up over Israeli defense

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In what amounts to a series of unconventional political contortions, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who starred in a real-life version of “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” went after U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., over funding to help Israel defend itself.

It all started when the libertarian Republican from Kentucky took to Twitter to accuse the American Israel Public Affairs Committee of “foreign interference in our elections” after the pro-Israel group went after him for not supporting the Iron Dome.

Massie was the lone Republican to vote against a $1 billion bill to fund Israel’s defense system, which protects its citizens from rocket attacks by Palestinian militia groups in Gaza. His vote putting him in the company of the radical “squad” of hard-left Democrats, such as U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, as well as Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Ayana Pressley, D-Mass. Squad leader U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tearfully voted “Present” for some bizarre reason.

Citing the national debt, Massie said of his vote: “My position of ‘no foreign aid’ might sound extreme to some, but I think it’s extreme to bankrupt our country and put future generations of Americans in hock to our debtors.”

“Efforts to cut, add conditions, or restrict America’s strong, bipartisan commitment to Israel will only harm America’s national interests,” AIPAC stated in a Facebook post that included a photo of Massie. The caption on the photo declared: “When Israel faced rocket attacks, Thomas Massie voted against Iron Dome.”

Apparently not realizing that the first “A” in AIPAC stands for “American,” Massie tweeted an image of the post, adding: “How is THIS not foreign interference in our elections?”

Now, it’s bad enough to miss such a simple thing, but the ridicule grows exponentially when it takes Swalwell, who is not one of the sharpest tools in the DC toolshed, to point out the obvious.

Welcoming the Republican lawmaker to the left, Swalwell tweeted: “1) LOVE that you (finally) care about foreign interference in our elections; 2) HATE that you believe all Jews live in Israel. The “A” stands for….“American.”

In an attempt to save face, Massie fired back from the cheap seats: “The ‘foreign affairs’ expert weighs in…”

And there you have a perfect encapsulation of U.S. politics in the year 2021, where two members compete on social media to be the dimmest bulb in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Adding to Massie’s woes, AIPAC responded to his “ill-informed” attack.

“We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship,” the group tweeted. “Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.”

As for Swalwell, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the national media may have given him a pass for engaging in a sexual relationship with Chinese spy Fang Fang, the American public will never let him live it down.

Which is not to say that the left doesn’t appreciate Massie lending credence to their anti-Semitic talking points:

Tom Tillison

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