Democrat Eric Swalwell Claims God Is Female
Impeachment manager references 'God herself' during MSNBC appearance
Democrat impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) claimed that God is female while attempting to justify his anti-Trump campaign over the weekend.
Speaking during an interview on MSNBC about the recent impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Swalwell implied God is a woman.
Swalwell was explaining the Democrats’ decision not to subpoena witnesses to host Nicole Wallace.
"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?" the congressman said.
"And also knowing that Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one.
“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.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tweeted yesterday, “This afternoon we have been lectured to by Eric Swalwell, a guy accused of consorting with a Chinese spy.
This afternoon we have been lectured to by Eric Swalwell, a guy accused of consorting with a Chinese spy. How appropriate!— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 10, 2021
Swalwell’s theological commentary follows recent backlash against his colleague, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who opened the 117th Congress last month by praying in the name of a Hindu god and tweaking the Hebrew word “amen” into a statement about gender.
As Neon Nettle reported:
On Sunday, while starting the new session in the House of Representatives, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) altered the traditional ending of "amen" by ignorantly trying to make it "gender-inclusive."
“We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, [unintelligible], and God known by many names and by many different faiths, amen, and awoman,” said Cleaver.
Video of the prayer’s ending was posted to Twitter by Republican Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA).
As Reschenthaler pointed out, the word “amen” is Latin for “so be it.”
“It’s not a gendered word,” Reschenthaler wrote.
“Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives."
Cleaver blamed “orchestrated outrage” for the backlash he faced over the prayer from figures such as Franklin Graham, who claimed the prayer was “shaking a fist in the Creator’s face.”
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives last month introduced a radical new set of rules for Congress which includes a ban on "offensive" "gender-focused" terms such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”
The elimination of gendered terms is part of a set of “future-focused” proposals, the House Committee on Rules said in a statement.
In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms will be removed.
The newly-banned terms include:
“Father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter.”
In their place, terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild” will be used, instead.