Calif. Dem. Eric Swalwell Forced to Apologize for Saying ‘Boo Hoo’ to Death Threats Against Sen. Susan Collins

A California Democrat has been forced to apologize for a tweet dismissing death threats against Maine Senator Susan Collins, this week.

A California Democrat has been forced to apologize for a tweet dismissing death threats against Maine Senator Susan Collins, this week.

Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell was slammed with a backlash that forced him to make a quick turn around and delete a tweet saying “boo hoo” to the threats against the female Senator from Maine.

On Thursday, Swalwell jumped to his Twitter account to attack the Republican Senator who will be n a position to vote for or against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The congressman’s tweet referenced a story by The Hill that reported the threats Collins has received:

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“My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things said to my staff,” Collins said in an interview with WVOM on Wednesday.

“We’ve had some very abusive callers. … We’ve had some very vulgar calls and sort of harassing the staff,” Steve Abbot, Collins’s chief of staff, told a Maine TV station at the time.

Collins has told the media that she and her staff have been subjected to a growing number of threats for her stated positions on Judge Kavanaugh. To that, Swalwell said “boo hoo.”

“Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect,” Swalwell said dismissively in his now deleted tweet. “A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your Senate GOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing.”

This is indicative of the way that liberal Democrats treat Republican women as not being “real” women. They treat Republican women as if being Republican cancels their being women. And so, since they are “just Republicans,” Democrats see no reason not to commit violence against them.

It is just another example of how Democrats pretend to be “for women” but aren’t really at all if a woman happens to disagree with the left’s political agenda. It is a woman’s ideology that Democrats care about, not their inherent gender.

But it wasn’t long before even his liberal fans began slamming the congressman for dismissing threats of violence against a woman.

Soon, Swalwell deleted the tweet apologizing for his boorishness but claiming he was not dismissing violence… even though he did exactly that.

“Sexual assault victims deserve respect. And senators shouldn’t be threatened by the public. I said something stupid and minimized ugly behavior. That tweet is deleted and I’m sorry for that,” he tweeted later.

Swalwell also answered to CNN host Jake Tapper who criticized the congressman’s attack on Collins.

Yep. Caught red handed.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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