Swalwell criticizes Trump’s rhetoric, calling it ‘glorifying violence’

Congressman Eric Swalwell (California Democrat) attacked former President Trump’s rhetoric, saying he “glorified violence” as the California Democrat expressed concerns about the safety of election workers ahead of November.

Swalwell, a longtime Trump critic in the House, blasted Trump’s rhetoric on the social media platform Truth Social and his constant attacks aimed at judges and people involved in his civil and criminal cases.

“We’re still a country armed to the teeth, aren’t we? I know that the most dangerous people have access to the most dangerous weapons in this country,” the California Democrat said during his Saturday appearance on MSNBC’s “The Weekend.”

Swalwell, who served as House manager during Trump’s second impeachment trial, criticized the former president for sharing a video which contained the photo of President Biden strapped into the back of a truck.

“The violent rhetoric, you know, we saw it, just yesterday, in the former president’s Truth story, you know, where he glorifies violence continues to increase.”

Trump has continued his attacks on judges in recent days, prompting Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing his hush money case, to impose a silence.

Swalwell said he was “very concerned” about the safety of not only election workers, but also investigators tasked with looking into threats directed at those workers.

“And part of this that really concerns me is that the Department of Justice, you know, which is responsible for investigating these threats, is overwhelmed because the investigators are being threatened,” he said . “So the people who typically investigate someone who threatens an elected official, you know, or an election official, that FBI official, that U.S. Attorney are also at risk.”

“So this is just an attempt, as I said, to overwhelm the system,” he said Saturday. “And that makes me very nervous seven months later.”

For the latest news, weather, sports and…

Read Complete News ➤

Benefits of eating guava for Americans