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Rep. Eric Swalwell Suggests Congressional Republicans Are Committing Treason

Several members of Congress say they are planning to challenge the electoral vote. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is asking his constituents if this should be seen as an act of treason — an effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election and subvert the will of the American people.

Eric Swalwell says Republicans are committing treason
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Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), according to Newsweek, is joining Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL), Representative-Elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and others in expressing that when Congress confirms the electoral vote on January 6th, they’ll contest the outcome. They’re looking for a Senator to join them — to force deliberation requires one member each of the House and Senate.

However, Swalwell is warning that this could fall under the umbrella of treason, and asking his voters how they feel about it.

In a very small-sample Twitter poll, he invited the public to indicate whether it would be treason to attempt, as a member of Congress, to overthrow the election. Though he only took a little over 44k responses, and his social media following likely skews to the left, the response was overwhelmingly a confirmation that many voters do believe Congressional Republicans are acting treasonously.

Swalwell has been very clear in expressing his own opinion, declaring, “more treasoning,” in response to the news that the Representatives who wish to challenge the electoral vote had met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Trump is reportedly pushing away all advisors who try to tell him it’s time to accept the L and move on, and embracing wholeheartedly those who continue to support him in the idea that he could still win the election he lost last month.



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