Rep. Eric Swalwell (Dumkoff-CA) took to the House floor Thursday to deliver an impassioned, eloquent speech in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is facing a motion to remove him from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Her anti-Semitism.
Swalwell stood next to an enlarged image of a tweet by then-minority Republicans on the Judiciary Committee posted last fall, which read “Virgin. Elon. Trump.” Rep. Swalwell slams Kanye West for keeping up tweet for two months after making anti-Semitic remarks. Infuriated Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Hey MAGA-GOP— take a look in your own mirror before you look for anti-Semitism. pic.twitter.com/0vHv09i6QS
– Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 2, 2023
On Thursday evening, Swalwell satirist Carpe Donctum retweeted the tweet, a parody of Swalwell’s speech, a doctored version complete with farting sounds and an alternate image featuring a caricatured Swalwell tweet made by Carpe Donctum that “feel cute, go away on TV, threaten to nuke someone, or Then hit the Chinese spy, idk. #YOLO”
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Carpe Donctum tweeted the video with a tongue-in-cheek message praising Swalwell for his speech, tagging Swalwell, “I want to thank you @RepSwalwell @ericswalwell for standing up and speaking the truth! The person who tweeted that there should be an inquiry!!”
I want to thank you @repswalwell @EriksValwell For standing up and telling the truth! The person who tweeted that legal action should be taken!! pic.twitter.com/VWO8iro3wo
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) February 2, 2023
Swalwell retweeted the video via his personal Twitter account.
Eric Swalwell just retweeted this @CarpeDonktum 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/pbKqqJgZVP
— kanekoa.substack.com (@KanekoaTheGreat) February 3, 2023
Screen image from TGP.
Rep. Lauren Bobert (R-CO) piled on Swalwell, “[email protected], honey, you have been trolled. You might want to consider firing the Chinese spy running your social media.
.@EricSwalwell, honey, you have been trolled. You might want to consider firing the Chinese spy running your social media. 😂 pic.twitter.com/gNFZybJvwU
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 3, 2023
As of this writing, 10:30 pm EST, Swalwell has not undone the retweet of Carpe Donctum.