In the past few days, Donald Trump has been eerily quiet and subdued – at least in public – as so many things have gone wrong for him at home and abroad. But before he went silent, Trump took his best shot at scaring House Democrats into leaving his criminal scandals alone, vowing to inappropriately declassify sensitive documents in retaliation. But Democrats aren’t amused with his antics.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who sits on both the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee, issued a scorching response to Trump’s bizarre and potentially empty threats.
“Eye. Roll. We aren’t scared of you, Donald Trump. And the American people have our backs. They just sent us 40 new members to put a balance of power on your abuses of power,” Swalwell tweeted:
Swalwell is also a former prosecutor, so he knows how the law works. And he’s the presumptive incoming Chair of the House Subcommittee on the CIA, meaning he knows a thing or two about the U.S. intelligence community.
Eye. Roll. We aren’t scared of you, @realDonaldTrump. And the American people have our backs. They just sent us 40 new members to put a balance of power on your abuses of power. #RussiaInvestigation https://t.co/puR14TrWvD
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 2, 2018
Swalwell is right. The American people overwhelmingly handed control of the House to the Democratic Party, not just because the Democrats have better ideas and positions on the issues, but because they want Donald Trump to answer for his crimes.
House Democrats have the will of the people on their side in this fight, and for the most part, Trump does not. Let the subpoenas begin.