Fox News host Tucker Carlson seized the opportunity to roast Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell after the Californian politician fell for a “hoax” that played out at Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glen Youngkin’s campaign event.
According to Forbes, “The Lincoln Project — an embattled group founded by conservative Trump critics — admitted to sending a group of people dressed as tiki torch-wielding white supremacists to a Friday event for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, a bizarre stunt days before Youngkin faces off against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a closely-watched race.”
Before it was uncovered as a hoax, Rep. Swalwell retweeted a picture of the stunt and captioned it “Birds of a feather.”
Birds of a feather. https://t.co/FpwO2G6n4m
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) October 29, 2021
In response, Tucker exposed a screenshot of Swalwell’s full tweet and delivered the following slam down of the congressman during his Friday night program:
It’s not a partisan point to note that whatever else he may be, Eric Swalwell is legitimately stupid. Some of his colleagues have compared him to a Labrador with a head injury. That doesn’t seem quite fair. There is literally no chance Eric Swalwell could find a tennis ball. He could barely remember to breathe.
Our enemies know just how dumb Eric Swalwell is and they’ve exploited it. If you are a marginally attractive Chinese spy, for example, hoping to commit bizarre sex acts with an American politician in order to steal this country’s secrets, sooner or later you would end up at Eric Swalwell’s place. It’s just too easy.
So this morning, Swalwell was staring at the internet, as he often is, when he saw the picture of those fake Nazis standing in front of Glen Youngkin’s campaign bus in Virginia. Here’s the amazing part, an anormal person looking at this, somebody with an IQ over say 70 might’ve paused for a moment and wondered, ‘That’s funny. What’s a Black guy doing holding a torch at a White supremacy event? That seems weird.’ But that didn’t occur to Eric Swalwell. He didn’t wonder about it. It didn’t seem weird to him at all. It seemed perfectly normal.
So as he is paid to do, Swalwell emitted a small cloud of simulated outrage and then went back to looking at websites with sorority girls.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 30, 2021