Democrat Rep Eric Swalwell calls House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry a ‘continuation of the insurrection’
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee that is leading the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, has called House Republicans’ actions in recent weeks a “continuation of the insurrection” that began in January when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Swalwell, who represents part of the San Francisco Bay Area, made the statement during an interview on the “Better Days Ahead” podcast this week. He cited efforts by some House Republicans to obstruct the impeachment proceedings and to pressure witnesses to withhold information as evidence of the ongoing insurrection. He also accused some of his Republican colleagues of attempting to undermine the results of the 2020 election.
“We’re seeing a continuation of the insurrection,” he said. “[House Republicans] are trying to intimidate witnesses, they’re trying to jeer witnesses [and] they’re trying to use their own words to further this ‘big lie’ that the election was stolen. And they’re trying to make sure that the truth does not come out and that they continue to be a part of Donald Trump’s immunity shield.”