Eric Swalwell Encourages a Republican Coup Against Leader Kevin McCarthy

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged Republicans to launch a coup against leader Kevin McCarthy in his bid for House speaker.

Swalwell issued his encouragement in a tweet Sunday in the wake of several Republicans claiming they will oppose McCarthy’s House speaker bid.

“If the Freedom Caucus cannot stop Kevin McCarthy from being Speaker they should all resign from Congress. How can they serve with dignity if he neuters their revolt?” tweeted Swalwell as he tagged Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Chip Roy (R-TX), Andy Biggs (AZ), and Scott Perry (PA).

Conservative radio host John Cardillo noted that Swalwell is pushing the coup against McCarthy in order to create a favorable scenario for Democrats.

“I keep telling you guys either it’s McCarthy or a deal with Democrats. But don’t listen to me, listen to Eric Swalwell. So disappointing that Matt Gaetz and Andy Biggs are playing this idiot’s game,” he tweeted

Over the weekend, Donald Trump Jr. called upon Republicans to stop opposing Kevin McCarthy, warning it could have disastrous consequences after the establishment floated pro-impeachment Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) as an alternative.

“So in their quest to ‘own the establishment’ by stopping Kevin McCarthy, Andy Biggs and others are actually in effect empowering those who impeached Donald Trump. This is a Democrat dream come true for a GOP Congress,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Genius move guys.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, walks to the podium to speak after he was nominated to be Speaker of the House at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 15, 2022. - Top US Republican Kevin McCarthy was chosen Tuesday as his party's leader in the House of Representatives -- putting him in prime position to become Speaker if his camp reclaims control of the chamber as expected. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) walks to the podium to speak after he was nominated to be Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Regardless of the drama, McCarthy believes he will have the necessary votes.

“At the end of the day, we’ll get there,” McCarthy told reporters.


  1. Eric Swelledhead proved he was an idiot when he ran with the twenty stooges for the Demorat presidential candidacy. But , he is a loyal rear end licking demo-donkey and is doing exactly what the Dem leadership wants…..cause disunity in the GOP. Let’s just hope the GOP in Congress elect a Rep who will stand up to Brandon and all the flunkies of the donkey party. Even McCarthy is better than ” The Almost Human Automatic Papershredder ” Nancy Piglosi.


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