What Is Wrong with Eric Swalwell?


I’ll admit that I don’t spend much time thinking about Eric Swalwell, the backbencher Democratic congressman from California whose third-tier 2020 presidential run crashed and burned. His presence on cable news is ubiquitous – and sometimes hilarious – but it’s his social media histrionics that have caught my attention recently. It’s true that quite a few politicians make fools of themselves on Twitter, but in this realm, Swalwell has truly distinguished himself. 

This recent instance of stupid pettiness helps illustrate his brand as a self-absorbed troll: 

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