Elder Patriot – WTF is California Democrat Eric Swalwell thinking?
Those of us who have watched the snarky Adam Schiff wannabe since President Trump’s election, we are no longer awed the depths of his bombastic stupidity but this “offer,” to one of the greatest negotiators the world has ever known, is beyond moronic.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Representative Swalwell was crying that the appointment of Matthew Whitaker to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions was finally going to level the playing field at the DOJ that had been completely corrupted against President Trump during the Obama administration.
Afraid that the fabricated and bogus special counsel’s probe against President Trump was on life support now that a new sheriff was in town, Swalwell, without any evidence, told Blitzer:
“Whitaker was hired to be a hitman to take out the Mueller probe. It’s clear. He fired the guy that recused himself from the probe to put in someone who has already prejudged the investigation. …
“if they’re not going to be willing to make sure that we protect the Mueller probe.”
Okay cards on the table. That’s how power sharing works. So, what does Swalwell offer in return for Trump agreeing to protect the special counsel who has hung over President Trump like the Sword of Damocles?
We have a number of options. One, we’re going to have a funding the government vote coming up here in a couple weeks, and we’re going to insist that we protect the Mueller probe.”
Wait, even my five-year-old granddaughter started laughing when she heard Swalwell’s offer.
Does Swalwell really think President Trump will fill two of the Democrats’ most important priorities without anything in return.
He did that once but only in return for a massive increase in spending to rebuild the military that had been depleted under Obama. Afterwards he promised that wouldn’t happen again:
“As a matter of national security, I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill. There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill. I say to Congress: I will never sign another bill like this again.”
It’s likely Paul Ryan held onto his Speakership for just this moment. He’s been intent on undermining Trump’s MAGA agenda since President Trump was candidate Trump.
Regardless, if this is the best that Dems can offer, Trump would be confronted with a win-win choice. The last government shutdown spectacularly backfired against Democrats. And the dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller, having found no evidence against Trump after two years of investigating, would leave the mainstream media with egg on its face.
Swalwell is likely to be relegated to back bench status during budget negotiations after his “Oh no, Br’er fox” moment.