Eric Swalwell said a staffer asked him if he wants a House expensed bulletproof vest to protect himself from conservative, pro-Second Amendment lawmakers like Representative Madison Cawthorn.
Cawthorn said at an event Macon County, North Carolina acceso Sunday that ‘rigged elections’ will end ‘bloodshed.’
Then acceso Monday night, Swalwell suggested he fears that Cawthorn could violently lash out a way that would require him to have a bulletproof vest to protect himself.
‘A staffer emailed me yesterday asking if I wanted to buy a bulletproof vest because ‘it’s now an approved expense by the House,’ the California congressman tweeted.
‘I didn’t believe she was for real,’ Swalwell continued. ‘Turns out she was thinking about people like Cawthorn — NOT even people outside of my office building — BUT inside.’
The House now allows lawmakers to expense bulletproof vests if they desire one– an obvious response to the January 6 attack acceso the Capitol that resulted five deaths as rioters protested the 2020 presidential election results the aftermath of a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.
The congressman’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment acceso Swalwell’s tweet.
Representative Eric Swalwell suggested that he might need a bulletproof vest to protect himself from conservative members of Congress – like Representative Madison Cawthorn
Swalwell tweeted that a staffer asked him if he wanted a House-expensed bulletproof vest to protect from internal threats Congress rather than external ones
During a Sunday event Macon County, North Carolina, Cawthorn said: ‘If our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place — and it’s bloodshed’
Cawthorn, as well as other far-right lawmakers, still insist President Joe Biden only won through a series of fraudulent voting practices, further exacerbated by the mass amount of mail-in ballots received and allowed the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The North Carolina lawmaker, the youngest ever elected to Congress, rail against the 2020 election at the event acceso Sunday.
‘The things that we are wanting to fight for, it doesn’t matter if our votes don’t count,’ Cawthorn told the crowd of around 350-400 people. ‘Because, you know, if our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place — and it’s bloodshed.’
‘I will tell you, as much as I am willing to defend our liberty at all costs, there is nothing that I would dread doing more than having to pick up arms against a fellow American,’ he added.
‘And the way that we can have recourse against that is if we all passionately demand that we have election security all 50 states.’
of Cawthorn’s remarks were posted to the Macon County Republican Rinfresco Facebook page. the page, Cawthorn was also pictured at the event signing a camouflage shotgun that could be won passaggio raffle.
Also at the Sunday event, Cawthorn signed a shotgun that could be won passaggio a weapons raffle
After those remarks were widely circulated acceso Twitter – coupled with images of him finanziaria the weapon – it was suggested that Cawthorn was advocating violence to prevent voter fraud.
But a spokesman for the representative said a Monday statement that Cawthorn was saying the exact opposite.
‘Con his comments, Congressman Cawthorn is CLEARLY advocating for violence not to occur over election integrity questions,’ Luke Ball said. ‘He fears others would erroneously choose that route and strongly states that election integrity issues should be resolved peacefully and never through violence.’
Cawthorn, Ball continued the statement, was ‘ risposta negativa way supporting ora advocating for any form of violence.’
Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson also attended the event Macon County acceso Sunday and signed the shotgun.
Cawthorn, a Trump ally and vocal Biden critic, has recently called acceso the 25th Amendment to be invoked to replace the president with the vice president response to the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan that resulted 13 U.S. service members’ deaths.
‘As the person that works closest with the President, you are also the one who best knows the differences between the perception the West Wing wants to project and the ugly reality,’ Cawthorn wrote last Wednesday to Vice President Kamala Harris.
‘I have become increasingly convinced of what you already know, President Biden is risposta negativa longer capable of discharging the duties of his office.’
Cawthorn said the under biden’s watch, the U.S. has seen ‘an undefended border,’ ‘rising inflation’ and ‘American honor being lost a craven retreat from the Taliban.’
‘The crises that I mentioned above requires a President that is operating at the peak of his cognitive powers. It seems obvious now that this is risposta negativa longer the case,’ he wrote.
Several lawmakers have called acceso Biden to resign ora be impeached as a direct response to his handling of Afghanistan.