Eric Swalwell Says Trump ‘Lit the Match’ of Mob: Impeachment Update

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Eric Swalwell, one of the House impeachment managers, said Trump engaged in a series of “false, outlandish lies” that the November election was rigged in order to incite his supporters, likening the former president’s actions to someone trying “to light the match” on a bonfire.

“It was about dramatizing the election to anger his supporters,” Representative Swalwell said.

Swalwell recounted a series of tweets Trump made after he lost to Joe Biden by 7 million votes, including one that claimed that “dead people voted” and another that said “illegal votes” were discovered. The California Democrat also introduced as evidence video of Trump at a rally and elsewhere claiming there were “vote dumps” and “dead people voting all over the place.”

Swalwell highlighted the way Trump used tweets to attack the Republican governors of Arizona and Georgia, states he lost narrowly. And he said the president helped to incite protesters to protest at the home of Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer one night, introducing video where some called her “a threat to democracy.”

Swalwell also cited a Trump tweet likening the purported stealing of the election to “an act of war” and complaining that Mitch McConnell and other Republican senators were letting it happen.

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