(Tea Party PAC) – If you thought that Eric Swalwell was a gasbag, you may have underestimated just how true that was.
On MSNBC on Monday night, the insufferable congressman from California emitted a very loud fart, mid-interview.
Then he denied it.
This is too hilarious!
The fart was issued, quite appropriately, in the middle of his adamant defense of the impeachment of the president.
In the video, after the noise is emitted, Swalwell pauses a moment, seems to smirk, then says “The evidence is un-contradicted that the president used taxpayer dollars…”:
Eric Swalwell appears to drop a massive fart during live on television
Turn the sound on, this is real pic.twitter.com/DyElNSwYog
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2019
Left-wing BuzzFeed quickly conducted an investigation into the source of the loud fart, with Addy Baird nothing Swalwell’s pause and writing, “The Democrat, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, appeared to react to the fart with a brief pause, while attempting not to smile.”
Baird continues to note that the clip went instantly viral, prompting Swalwell to actually deny, on the record, that he had farted.
As the clip of Swalwell quickly circulated on the internet, some began to speculate that the California representative was the one behind the loud flatulence.
But in a text to BuzzFeed News on Monday night, Swalwell denied having anything to do with it.
“It was not me!!!!!” he wrote. “Ha. And I didn’t hear it when I was speaking.”
Pressed by this reporter, Swalwell denied again having heard the fart, before adding, “It’s funny tho [sic].”
It was too late, the damage was done, and Twitter ruthlessly mocked the failed presidential candidate.
Eric Swalwell has denied that he farted
But as we know, he who denied it supplied it https://t.co/8jkXi2prFm
— Madison Underwood (@MadisonU) November 19, 2019
I know few things in this world. I make no claims to wisdom or insight. But if I know anything, it is this, and this alone. He who denied it supplied it. https://t.co/T78BNFyxd4
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) November 19, 2019
House rules state that he who hath denied it, and so forth. https://t.co/bFmQODpCAT
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 19, 2019
On Monday, an old tweet of Swalwell talking about wind behind him was appropriately resurrected:
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) March 22, 2013