He walked backed his insult not long after posting the message. He apologized but said he was “pissed” about how Christine Blasey Ford is being treated.
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.— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018
Yes. No one should make threats. This is a democracy: Be loud and be heard. We don’t use violence. I didn’t mean to suggest that. But I’m pissed how this victim’s safety has been ignored and a rush to confirm has been prioritized. Why not offer the witness security? https://t.co/xzds16EuRx— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018
“Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect. A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats,” Mr. Swalwell wrote in a now deleted tweet. “Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your Senate GOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing.”
“My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things said to my staff,” Ms. Collins said during an interview with WVOM.
I hope that Dr. Ford will reconsider and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. It is my understanding that the Committee has offered to hold either a public or a private session, whichever would make her more comfortable.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 19, 2018
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