Democrat Eric Swalwell is slapped for trying to pin church shooting on Republicans


Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California has been hit with a backlash of ridicule after he tried to blame Republicans for a horrific shooting at a California church.

Police were still investigating the shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods on Sunday when Swalwell assumed the attacker’s motivation was linked to the Republican Party.

“Sorry @housegop the parishioners tied up your boy,” tweeted Swalwell, adding a hashtag for “Sorry, not sorry” and a link to the story documenting how parishioners tied up the suspect.

On Monday, police said they believe the suspect attacked the church out of animosity towards the Taiwanese people and called it a “politically motivated hate incident”.

They identified the attacker as 68-year-old David Chou. Chou is an immigrant from China and lived in several places in the United States before ending up in Las…

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