California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell implied God is a woman during an interview on MSNBC about the recent impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Speaking with host Nicole Wallace about Democrats’ decision not to subpoena witnesses, Swalwell went full left-wing and referred to God using female pronouns.
“The choice was, do we chase those people, not knowing what they’re going to say, to the courts for years, or do we go forward with the powerful, thundering case that we have? And also knowing that Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one,” he said.
“So we could have called God herself, and the Republicans weren’t going to be willing to convict, so we’re proud of the case we have put forward,” Swalwell added.
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Few things to unpack here.
First, Democrats failed to convict Trump as he was acquitted for a second time.
The final vote tally was 57 guilty to 43 not guilty. A two-thirds majority was required to convict the former president.
Secondly, the Bible contains around 170 references to God as “Father.” And Jesus always referred to God as His “Heavenly Father.”
The website GotQuestions.org explains that “Scripture contains approximately 170 references to God as the ‘Father.’ By necessity, one cannot be a father unless one is male. If God had chosen to be revealed to man in female form, then the word ‘mother’ would have occurred in these places, not ‘father.’ All the evidence contained in scripture agrees that God revealed Himself to mankind in a male form.”
Thirdly, it’s certainly bizarre to see Swalwell lecturing anyone after he just got busted having a secret relationship with a Chinese spy.
After a briefing by the FBI on the relationship between Swalwell and the spy, named Christine Fang or Fang Fang, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy called for him to be removed from the Intelligence Committee.
“It only raised more questions. The one thing that was fundamentally answered was, he should not be on Intel,” he told reporters. “I had questions about whether he should. That’s the one question that was answered: he should not be on Intel.”
His comments were in line with those penned by House Republicans who signed a letter demanding his removal from the committee.
Fang fled the United States as the FBI was investigating her. She had also developed relationships with other California politicians and had been in sexual relationships with two mayors from the Midwest.
Still, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she does not have any concerns about Swalwell and gave him her support last month.
“I don’t have any concern about Mr. Swalwell,” she said, “There are those who believe, and I am among them, that we should be seeing what influenced the Chinese – I have been fighting them, as you know, for over 30 years.”
“I think we should make sure that everybody knows what they are being subjected to. But I don’t know that it means that we have to background check every intern who comes into the Capitol,” Pelosi said.
“When that was made known to the members of Congress, it was over,” the Speaker said. “That was the end of any communication with those people.”