Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy says at least one Democratic presidential candidate should “scare the ever-living hell out of you.”
As 20 different Democrats are running for their party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, Gowdy told Fox News the thought of Eric Swalwell, a Democratic Congressman from California and presidential candidate, winning the White House ought to be bone-trembling.
“President Eric Swalwell, that ought to scare the ever-living hell out of you,” Gowdy replied.
During the interview, Gowdy was asked about Swalwell and what he thinks about him continuing to claim Trump “acts on Russia’s behalf.”
“His last sentence is exactly the difference between a prosecutor and a politician. 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 continued.
Here’s more, from the Washington Examiner:
Gowdy, who was a prominent Republican member of Congress up until his retirement at the beginning of the year, is a former federal prosecutor.
Like other Democrats, Swalwell has insisted there is evidence of collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia even after special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to find evidence of conspiracy between the two.
Swalwell, who is running a campaign focused on gun control, doesn’t register in RealClearPolitics average of polls for the Democratic primary race.
Check out Gowdy’s comments below: