HOT TAKES: Swalwell and Other Despicable Takes on Tornado Tragedy

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Multiple states were hit with powerful tornadoes Friday night. There may be more than 100 dead in Kentucky and people were killed in at least three other states as well.


What everyone should be doing is pulling together to help out the people who have been affected. So the last thing you should be doing is pushing your political agenda at this time over the bodies of the dead. But there were a boatload of ghouls claiming it was due to climate change, including the wife of Alexander Vindman. Even Joe Biden tried to claim that climate change was making everything more intense. No evidence and no proof — just these horrible people trying to use tragedy to push their agenda. It was disgusting.

You had them even saying ridiculous things like the fact that this occurred in December was evidence of climate change because December tornadoes are less common.

This of course is more nonsense, as a meteorologist pointed out.


But some went beyond even blaming climate change to suggesting that somehow it was the fault of Republicans. One even said that you wouldn’t have the tornadoes if the two Republican Kentucky senators hadn’t blocked climate change legislation, as though legislation could somehow stop tornadoes. Noel Scovell — a Hollywood writer, producer, and director who worked on shows including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, and Murphy Brown — had perhaps the worst possible take in the face of the tragedy, making a flip “Sorry Kentucky” comment and then attacking the two senators.

She made it even worse.

You must adhere to liberal cult beliefs or you will be punished. This is sick especially right after the disaster.


Scovell got so inundated by the response of people to her tweets that she deleted them. Some checked her with reality.

Maybe I’m just missing something here but exactly how does she expect legislation to stop tornadoes? What does she suppose that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) could have done to stop tornadoes? Does she know that tornadoes have existed forever and didn’t just come into existence after the creation of SUVs? But it seems that everything must fall to the narrative in her mind.

Scovell wasn’t the only one. She was also joined by former ESPN host Jemele Hill, who said Democrats should use this tragedy against Rand Paul and the GOP in the future or it was a “missed opportunity.”


“We know @RandPaul is a heartless hypocrite,” Hill tweeted. “The people in Kentucky deserve the relief regardless of their buffoonish leadership, but if the Dems don’t use this against him and his party in the future, it is a missed opportunity.”

Then there was Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who seemed less concerned about the people than using the event to attack Paul.

This is where they’re going at this point and it’s vile. If you’re thinking about using a tragedy to push your political narrative, you need to re-evaluate your soul.


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