The least remembered presidential candidate of 2020 is seeking the spotlight once again.
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) — of Chinese spy escapades fame— is now suing former President Trump and others for “inciting an attack against the Capitol”.
“Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Representative Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from doing our job of certifying the votes of the American people,” tweeted Rep. Swalwell.
“Unable to accept defeat, Donald Trump waged an all-out war on a peaceful transition of power. He lied to his followers again and again claiming the election was stolen from them, filed a mountain of frivolous lawsuits—nearly all of which failed, tried to intimidate election officials, and finally called upon his supporters to descend on Washington D.C. to “stop the steal,” he continued.
Last month, the US Senate acquitted former President Trump of inciting the violence that took place on January 6th at the United States Capitol.
However, Swalwell’s 60-plus page lawsuit accuses Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani, and Brooks of conspiring to block Biden from becoming the lawful President and aiding and abetting and inciting the rioters.
Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller released a statement in response to Swalwell’s lawsuit.
“Swalwell is a low-life with no credibility,” Miller said in his statement.
“It’s a disgrace that a compromised Member of Congress like Swalwell still sits on the House Intelligence Committee,” Miller contended in reference to Swalwell’s relationship with an alleged Chinese spy.
For those who don’t remember, in December House Republicans called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee out of national security concerns following a report he had a romantic relationship with suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang.
Fang targeted Swalwell, raised money for his reelection campaign, and was able to place at least one intern in Swalwell’s congressional office.