Gowdy Roasts Swalwell’s 2020 Bid and ‘Off the Rails’ Pelosi as Dems Trash Barr After Mueller Report

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During an interview with Fox News on Thursday, former congressman Trey Gowdy criticized Democrats for slamming Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Mueller report.

Host Martha MacCallum played a series of clips for Gowdy of various lawmakers speaking out against Barr. Gowdy responded saying that it seemed like many were doing it for attention, pointing specifically to 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).

Watch Swalwell’s comments below:

“I think that last voice was Eric Swalwell’s and for your viewers that don’t know who that is, that’s a member of the Judiciary committee and Intelligence committee from California, he’s running for president, which I’m sure none of your viewers are familiar with and they won’t be a year from now,” Gowdy said. “So he’s trying to get attention.”

He also pointed out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about the attorney general. As IJR Blue previously reported, Pelosi claimed that Barr’s report would “undermine our Constitution,” also saying that his insinuations of spying showed that he was “going off the rails.”

“Nancy Pelosi said that Barr was off the rails, if anyone in the country would understand being off the rails, it would be Speaker Pelosi,” Gowdy said. “This is a guy who was voice voted by the Senate. Democrats loved him.”


Gowdy also claimed that Democrats originally approved of Barr as attorney general, but quickly changed after he released his summary of the Mueller report.

“They thought he was an institutionalist, he was going to revive the Department of Justice,” said Gowdy. “What they don’t like is what he summarized in the Mueller report. That’s what they don’t like. No collusion and we decided there is no obstruction of justice.”

As IJR Red previously reported, Barr will release the redacted report by next week and has also said he would be reviewing the investigation for possible misconduct.

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SwelledHead is a loser, potential genocidal mass-murderer, and stupid. Gowdy is correct that he’s desperately seeking attention.

If by some improbable fluke he wins the primaries, all one need do is paste up his tweet about nuking American citizens who disagree with him ABOUT A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

It would be his Night of the Long Knives except with mushroom clouds. Maybe I’ll start calling him a self-styled “Duke Nuke’em”.


The Dims are nothing if not fickle. ‘ First they loved Comey. Now not so much. Same for Mueller. Did anyone expect differently with Barr, who they confirmed sans Kavanagh theatrics?

Phyllis Softa

WHO is the “we” in “we decided there is no obstruction of justice”? Trey, Rosenstein and Barr made the decision?? Trey is suppose to be working at Nelson Mullins Law firm but the high powered law firm must not have much for him to do if he spends so much time taking softball questions on FOX. For a guy that claims to not like politics, Gowdy appears to not being able to stop playing the part of a politician.

Phyllis Softa

Gowdy was not asked and did not indicate how is knowledgeable of Swalwell’s MOTIVES. One is left to believe that he is projecting what his own motives were when he was a politician, instead of a talking head with unsubstantiated opinions.


I find it odd that the Leftists are clamoring to see the full Mueller report because it directly concerns a Republican President now; but had violent, earth-shattering objections when Special Counsel Ken Starr wanted to release his report on Democrat Bill Clinton’s lecherous activities. How times change.

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