Trey Gowdy made his name in Congress exposing the Democrats’ biggest scandals.
Gowdy revealed Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server and Barack Obama’s Deep State spying on the Trump campaign.
But none of that compared to when Trey Gowdy went on Fox News and told the one truth that is every American’s worst nightmare.
During Gowdy’s most recent appearance on Martha MacCallum’s Fox News show, the two discussed how Democrats were unmoved by Robert Mueller’s findings that there was no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians.
MacCallum then played a clip of Democrat presidential candidate Eric Swalwell on Ari Melber’s MSNBC program, “The Beat.”
Even Melber – who bought into the conspiracy theory for the last two years – was taken aback by Swalwell’s refusal to acknowledge the reality that the idea of Russian collusion was a figment of the Democrats’ imagination.
“I accept that I probably should have been out there a little earlier because who knew how many links there were – 200 pages of links,” Swalwell began.
The California Democrat then proceeded to again peddle the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was a Russian agent.
But he went even farther this time.
Swalwell threw out the time-honored American tradition of “innocent until proven guilty” and instead declared Donald Trump was guilty and it was up to him to prove his innocence.
This was straight out of “Alice in Wonderland” where the Queen of Hearts declares the sentence first and then decides guilt or innocence.
“I think he acts on Russia’s behalf,” Swalwell told Melber. “And I challenge him to show me otherwise.”
Gowdy was aghast when MacCallum asked for his response.
“President Eric Swalwell, that ought to scare the ever-living Hell out of you, Martha,” Gowdy responded.
“His last sentence is exactly the difference between a prosecutor and a politician,” Gowdy continued. “Prosecutors prove that you did something, politicians make you prove you did not. Did you hear his last sentence? ‘I challenge President Trump to prove that he did not do something.’ That’s what politicians do.”
Gowdy did not use those words, but many viewers believe Swalwell’s contention that Donald Trump is guilty until proven innocent is un-American.
But this wasn’t Swalwell’s only run in with time-honored traditions and constitutional norms that separate America from the rest of the world.
In addition to the Russia hoax, Swalwell made gun confiscation the crown jewel of his campaign platform.
Last year, Swalwell wrote a USA Today op-ed to promote legislation he wrote to ban and confiscate AR-15s and other so-called “assault weapons.”
In order to enforce this gun ban Swalwell would order government agents to storm into people’s homes and arrest gun owners that refused to hand over their firearms to the government.
Swalwell wrote, “We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons. The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.”
When someone on social media pointed out that gun owners might resist a government order to hand over their firearms, Swalwell responded that the government would incinerate them in a nuclear fire.
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
Swalwell is a terrifying authoritarian.
He does not respect any amendment in the Constitution.
But he is a polling afterthought in the Democrat race so Trey Gowdy’s nightmare of President Swalwell may not come true.
However, there is a greater danger that Swalwell’s tyrannical ideas get picked up by a candidate with a better chance to win.