Eric Swalwell, the Democrat best known for his connections to Chinese spies, continued his illustrious career as the biggest dork in Congress on Tuesday, challenging Ted Cruz to a bet on the upcoming 49ers-Cowboys playoff game and promptly getting a digital ‘swirly’ from Texas. Senator.
It is not uncommon for politicians to make friendly bets supporting local sports teams in the communities they represent. what There is Unusually, however, Swalwell pretends to be an avid sports nut. This is, after all, a guy who broke both his thumbs playing soccer.
Swalwell is super-convinced the San Francisco 49ers will take down the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game. The 49ers are favored by 4 points, or in Swalwell’s world – two baskets.
Swalwell took to his Twitter account to issue a challenge to Cruz.
“I won’t be tweeting for the rest of January if the @dalscowboys beat the @49ers,” Swalwell wrote. “If the @49ers win you can’t tweet for the rest of January. Ted, how do you become a Texan? deal?”
I make this free bet @tedcruz – If @DallascoBoys defeated @49ers I won’t be tweeting for the rest of January. If the @49ers You can’t tweet for the rest of January to win. Ted, how do you become a Texan? the deal?
– Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 17, 2023
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Ted Cruz Fires Back After Swalwell Issues Bait
Nothing says ‘nerd alert’ like Swalwell challenging Ted Cruz with a football bet … checks notes … no tweets for about a week.
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So stunning. So brave. He really threw down the gauntlet there.
Cruz fired back with his own betting rules.
“How about we have Chinese dinner instead?” He quipped.
How about a Chinese dinner instead? https://t.co/7sSk1jwiGl
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 17, 2023
Cruz’s ‘Chinese dinner’ jab was an apparent reference to the controversy involving Eric Swalwell, after it was discovered that the congressman was having an affair with a woman named Christine Fong (aka Fong Fong).
A 2020 bombshell report said Fong “participated in fundraising activities for Rep. Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign” and interacted with the congressman “at multiple events over several years.”
Fang served as a Chinese intelligence operative in China’s Ministry of State Security.
There has been speculation that the relationship was sexual, which Swalwell has not specifically denied.
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Swalwell scoffed relentlessly
Swalwell’s bet with Ted Cruz has really brought out the best in social media, with scores of followers taking shot after shot at the California Democrat.
An account called The Right to Bear Memes practically made a killing by posting an image promoting the Swalwell fictional ‘OnlyFangs’ account.
– Right to Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) January 17, 2023
Other followers alternately called Cruz’s response “brutal” and “cruel.”
– YAF (@yaf) January 17, 2023
Another person pointed out that Swalwell “doesn’t have anything in Congress right now” and is fed up.
Now Swalwell has nothing to do in Congress and is bored. https://t.co/vtsKQEuLzZ
— Skulled Sand Wedge (@GeorgiaMan45) January 17, 2023
Hmm… why would that be? What can Eric Swalwell do to badger football because Ted Cruz has too much time on his hands?
Oh, that’s right. Speaker Kevin McCarthy was booted from the House Intelligence Committee for having a questionable relationship with a Chinese spy.
“Swalwell cannot get security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance,” McCarthy said.
McCarthy confirmed that Swalwell, Schiff, and Omar would step down from the committees they previously served on: Intel/Foreign Affairs.
“Swalwell cannot get security clearance in the private sector. I am not going to give them government security clearance. Schiff lied to the American public…”
— Farnoush Amiri (@FarnoushAmiri) January 10, 2023
Eric responded by accusing McCarthy of taking such action out of ‘pure revenge’.
Incidentally, Swalwell looks in the mirror every morning to try to motivate himself for the day’s activities.
– Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 11, 2023
The same fella who once compared himself and fellow Democrats to the Avengers.
We’re glad Swalwell has a little extra time on his thumbless hands to make football bets with Ted Cruz. It means he can do less damage in his role on the Intel Committee.
In closing, we leave you with this face-off between our favorite viral comedian, Alex Stein, and a California lawmaker.
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