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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Swalwell

Original post made on Nov 2, 2022

A young man from Pennsylvania accepted a plea deal in federal court on Friday for threatening to kill Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell in a series of 'terrifying' phone calls two months ago.

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 2, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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I wasn’t going to comment, but in hearing that Biden is making an unscheduled speech tonight that will most certainly divide this country further, and produce hard feelings, I find a compulsion to do so. Let me preface my remarks and state the obvious: no one, and in the theme of this article particularly Congress, should be threatened or harmed, to include their families. That should be common ground among us all. I don’t support Eric Swalwell, but I denounce these actions directed at him.

Unfortunately Eric Swalwell spewed lies about President Trump and the Russians for years, but once Trump was cleared we never heard an apology to him and his family. Eric has never denounced the 6 swatted occurrences against Marjorie Taylor Green- whoever is doing this is anticipating she will be shot by police in the early hours when these have occurred. I can go on down the line of incidents targeted at GOP members that he never said a word, but you get the point.

Politicians need to police their words and actions when speaking out about these incidents and ensure their comments call for solidarity among them all. Eric could show the way by not throwing stones.

Posted by Karl A
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2022 at 5:53 pm

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I’m writing this after the president’s speech.

He made good points about the need to be more civil in our politics to save democracy.

Unfortunately he only points to the Republicans as the cause of the problem.

The only way our country is going to save our democracy is if both Republicans AND Democrats step back, take honest look at how their side is contributing to the sorry state our country and democracy are in, and take personal action to stop it.

Both political parties and their leaders - AND President Biden, are threatening our democracy.

The president pointed out that our democracy is of the people - if citizens think our democracy is being threatened then they need to look at the choices they are making and change.

Yes, demand more from your elected representatives - BOTH Republicans and Democrats.

Posted by DublinMike
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:09 am

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Jake, you conveniently forget that Trump was a divider as well.

I have observed American politics for over 50 years. There have been political attacks starting with our country's first election. However, starting with Newt in the mid-nineties, the current edition took on its heated divisiveness.

Posted by José Jiménez
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

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I've been involved in National Politics for 55 years beginning with my active/involved support of Eugene McCarthy for President. The great Dividers really started with Obama, then Hilary Clinton and Trump, and now Biden. I'm not counting Republicans vs Democrats....if you want to add other names from both parties I'm sure you can. They are ALL disgusting and ALL have harmed our Society. ALL of them should just fade away and let our society recover.

ALL our elected officials and ALL citizens should be free from threats and crime! How did we get here ? To solve a problem you must accurately identify the cause of the problem. Are elected officials like Swalwell helping or hurting to deal with these problems ? What is Swalwell's legacy? The greatest Trump hater in Congress? (Probably tied with Schiff and Pelosi). Does his hatred benefit the residents of 15th District? Does he know where the homeless camps are in District 15? Does he give a damn? Do you know anything else about Swalwell? Well you probably know he cavorted with a Chinese spy, Fang Fang. Let's put him on the House Intelligence Committee! And predictably Swalwell said Paul Pelosi's attacker was inspired by MAGA fanatics...really?

Sadly Swalwell will easily be reelected.....The Republicans can't even nominate a candidate to run against him that anyone can name! I guess we get what we deserve with our complacency and for most of us a pretty good life which we enjoy more than getting involved in politics. If we can't come up with a strong candidate to run against Swalwell "we own it" !

But what about our children or grandchildren? Do they deserve the consequences of egotistic self-serving representatives like Swalwell? Who we vote for today does affect the future of our society. Consider who you nominate and vote for very carefully. And remember sometimes you may have to hold you nose...Vote issues not for the good of the country not for the good of a political party!

Posted by Joe V
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 3, 2022 at 12:25 pm

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The Republican party is "owned" by Donald Trump, a guy who is unfit to be making decisions that impact the US.
I thought it was a publicity stunt when he first ran for President. Unfortunately the narcissist won, was then defeated four years later, but refused to concede, making up lies about voter fraud. He left our greatest political office like a spoiled child, great example! Never met with Joe Biden in front of America, like all Presidents have done with their successor, including Obama greeting him when he was elected, even though Donald accused him publicly of not being born in the United States, another of his many lies. So if you want to go back to how our country recently became so divided, look no farther than when Donal started running for President. He use the divide and conquer strategy, and it worked for him.

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

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We wake up to a new disaster every morning with this President, and you want to debate Trump’s legacy? Get some some perspective. There is an article as I write that reports a death of a toddler back in August due to a fentanyl overdose where this drug is pouring over the hole in the southern boarder. Many of you are living and breathing Trump when your attention should be focused on an Administration that has done nothing right. You can talk about violent speech by political parties, but you don’t have to look any further than the Democratic establishment. Sins on both sides-absolutely, but who is doing all the talking?

Posted by Gina Channell, Publisher
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm

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