Former congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is expressing his distaste for 2020 Democratic contender Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) once again, as he’s taking a sharp blow at Swalwell’s continued claims that the president colluded with Russia.
The former representative — who previously slammed Swalwell’s 2020 bid, telling viewers on MSNBC that Swalwell’s someone who “I’m sure none of your viewers are familiar with and they won’t be a year from now” — tore into the candidate’s constant calls against President Donald Trump.
Swalwell is convinced there was collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, even after special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report didn’t conclude collusion and Attorney General William Barr didn’t charge Trump with obstruction.
“I think he acts on Russia’s behalf, and I challenge him to show me otherwise,” Swalwell previously said during MSNBC’s interview on Wednesday, as IJR Red reported.
On Fox News late Friday, Gowdy slammed Swalwell while noting the idea of “President Swalwell ought to scare the ever-living Hell out of you.”
“His last sentence is exactly the difference between a prosecutor and a politician,” Gowdy said. He continued:
“Prosecutors prove that you did something, politicians make you prove you did not. Did you hear his last sentence? ‘I challenge President Trump to prove that he did not do something.’ That’s what politicians do.”
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During Friday night’s interview, Gowdy also offered praise toward Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s handling of Mueller’s final report.
As IJR Red reported, Rosenstein slammed the Obama administration on Friday for choosing “not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America.”
Since the release of Mueller’s report, former President Barack Obama’s administration has come under fire for allegedly, “on his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.”