Anti-Trump Rep. Swalwell joins bill to ban former President Trump and others from entering Capitol building

Former President Donald Trump’s Democratic haters have become increasingly desperate in their zeal to ensure that he never returns to the U.S. Capitol, whether as an elected leader or otherwise.

In fact, a House resolution was filed last week that calls for Trump and several of his current and former associates to be completely banned from entering the Capitol building, the Conservative Brief reported.

The measure, introduced by Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA), is co-sponsored by one of the former president’s loudest and most outspoken critics on Capitol Hill, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA).

“Shall take such actions as may be necessary …”

Known as House Concurrent Resolution 19, the purpose of the legislation is to prohibit “President Donald Trump and certain other individuals who attempted to undermine and overturn the 2020 presidential election from entering the United States Capitol.”

It was introduced by Rep. Williams on Feb. 17 and referred for consideration to the House Committee on House Administration, and thus far has only one co-sponsor — Rep. Swalwell.

The bulk of the resolution references some of the alleged findings of the prior House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021 and assigned blame for the unrest, and made criminal referrals in that regard, against former President Trump and a number of his close associates.

It resolves that “The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police shall take such actions as may be necessary to prohibit President Donald John Trump, Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Peter Navarro, Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Kenneth Cheseboro, and Rudy Giuliani from entering the United States Capitol.”

Why would these people be banned?

Fox News reported on the resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Swalwell and provided some additional context for some of the other specifically named individuals linked to former President Trump who would be banned from the Capitol building if the resolution were to be passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden.

That includes former strategist Steven Bannon, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, and former senior assistant Peter Navarro — all of whom are alleged to have been involved in some form or fashion with inciting and/or planning the protest-turned-riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

It also includes former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark and former Trump attorneys John Eastman, Kenneth Cheseboro, and Rudy Giuliani, who were all alleged to be involved to some extent in the calls for investigations of alleged voter fraud and legal challenges against the 2020 election results.

Swalwell vs. Trump

In response to that Fox News article, Rep. Swalwell tweeted, “How far will Fox go to attack me? This isn’t even my bill — it’s a brilliant bill written by @RepNikema. Which, of course I support! And by the way, when the village nearly burns down, we don’t invite the arsonist back to visit. Duh.”

Former President Trump also responded to the news with a pair of posts to his Truth Social account, and wrote, “Little respected Representative Eric Swalwell was just kicked off the Intelligence Committee for reasons of “Integrity and lack of Intelligence” and, for having the poor judgment of dating and falling desperately in love with a Chinese Spy, Fang Fang, whose honey net has gotten massive amounts of information for her beloved China.”

“This idiot is now calling (for publicity purposes only!) for some Great American Patriots, including me, to be banned from the Capitol …,” he continued.

Trump added, “Fortunately, people understand that Swalwell is a ‘low life,’ not respected by anybody, and merely used for entertainment reasons by the Fake News Media to continue their assault on President Donald J. Trump, and America!”

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