Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has been getting death threats over the fact that she is likely to support Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Her staff recently complained about the death threats and got ridiculed by California Democrat Eric Swalwell.
The Federalist reports:
Democrat Says ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ To Rape Threats Against Sen. Susan Collins’s Staff
In a since-deleted tweet, Rep. Eric Swalwell coarsely dismissed threats of rape against a Republican senator’s staff.
Early Thursday morning, the Democratic congressman replied to news that Sen. Susan Collins said her office had received numerous nasty voicemails, including a rape threat, by tweeting: “Boo hoo hoo. You’re a senator who police will protect. A sexual assault victim can’t sleep in her home tonight because of threats. Where are you sleeping? She’s on her own while you and your @SenateGOP colleagues try to rush her through a hearing.”
For context, Collins has said her office has received numerous nasty voicemails from people who do not want her to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“In one case – and we are going to turn this over to the police, but unfortunately, of course, the person didn’t leave a name or number – but they actually threatened to rape one of my young female staffers,” Collins said.
Here’s a copy of Swalwell’s now deleted tweet:
There are elected representatives in Congress who are horrible people. Such as: pic.twitter.com/bpv9fn3qnE
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 20, 2018
Swalwell has since apologized but wow. What is wrong with Democrats?