Fox News host Tucker Carlson didn’t hold back in crucifying Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) over his latest financial reports showing luxury travel to Miami and New York paid for by campaign donors.
“When he’s not shagging Chinese spies, he gets to travel all over the world at his donors’ expense,” joked Carlson, referencing Swalwell’s relationship with Christine Fang in an alleged Chinese honeypot operation.
“If he wants to he can hang out on the beach in a Hawaiian shirt with an umbrella drink, gold chains, and a chest wig.”
Tucker just ENDED Eric Swalwell's career with most savage 30 seconds of pure roast ever broadcast on TV:
"When he's not shagging Chinese spies, he gets to travel all over the world at his donors' expense… If he wants to he can hang out on the beach in a Hawaiian shirt with an… pic.twitter.com/E75RnaVV5M
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 19, 2023
Swalwell, who has been a co-chair of the House Democratic Steering Committee since 2016, hasn’t been shy about reporting his jet-setting excursions. Last summer he reported renting a limousine and holding a fundraising event at the five-star Ritz in Paris, far from the 14th congressional district southwest of San Francisco.
Chadwick Moore, a contributor at The Spectator, joined Carlson to dive deeper into the congressman’s spending habits.
“If I have my numbers right, they spent $11,000 on hotels in Miami Beach where it’s always ski season if you know what I mean. They ended up spending $8,000 on hotels in Times Square New York, where there’s a lot of Chinese massage parlors… They also spent $6,000 in West Hollywood, California where perhaps they took in a drag queen brunch or two… And finally, we know they spent nearly $10,000 in Las Vegas where surprisingly they did not stay at the Mandarin. And while we’re unsure what the Swalwell campaign was doing in Las Vegas, we can speculate that maybe he was auditioning to be the mascot of Circus Circus or perhaps holding a boycott of Texas Hold ‘Em. Either way, I think it’s safe to say that blowing $10,000 in Las Vegas is a lot better for the country than sending it to Ukraine,” joked Moore.
For a brief three months in 2019, Swalwell was a presidential candidate before deciding the polling wasn’t moving in his direction. He was removed from the House Intelligence Committee in January by incoming Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy over his involvement with a suspected Chinese spy who successfully placed an intern in his office. Swalwell called McCarthy’s move “political vengeance” at the time.