Jim Banks Gives Eric Swalwell the Epic Smackdown He Deserves in Twitter Spat Over AOC

Readers of this website are well-aware of the fact that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed on a number of fronts. Well, okay – on any front when it comes right down to it.


We’ve documented numerous instances where he’s tried unsuccessfully to own people who are much smarter than him like former acting DNI Ric Grenell, and launched into bizarre meltdowns after attempting to dunk on people who are much braver or clever than he is.

In short, the guy who is only a legend in his own mind has a well-known penchant for starting things he can’t, you know, finish, which probably applies in other areas of his life well beyond Congress (his failed attempts at having Trump removed from office) and the Twittersphere (attempted shame games that don’t go well), if you catch my meaning.

In any event, Tuesday was yet another day that did not go well for Swalwell, who once again took to the Twitter machine in what ended up being a disastrous bid at humiliating another Republican Congressional colleague. Instead, the tables were turned in hilarious fashion, as you will soon see.

It all started out when Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) did what a lot of conservatives did yesterday by engaging in some well-deserved bashing of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over the now-infamous “Tax the Rich” dress she wore to Monday’s Met Gala event.

Banks’ first tweet was rather benign in the scheme of things, correctly pointing out that the so-called “Squad” leader was “the gift that keeps on giving” for Republicans:


In his next tweet, Banks called for her dress to be taxed:

In his third one, Banks got to the heart of the matter, noting the symbolism not just of a maskless AOC attending a $30,000/ticket ritzy function like the Met Gala while wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress but also of a maskless Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) also attending in “equal rights” garb as the hired help worked behind the scenes while wearing masks:

A few hours later, Swalwell swooped in with what he thought was a killer response, tagging AOC most likely in hopes that she’d sic her millions of followers on Banks:

As of this writing, AOC hasn’t specifically responded to Banks’ tweets, but Banks did take a minute to get back to Swalwell, giving him an epic smackdown that might have caused the ground to shake in certain parts of the country:


Banks also retweeted this:

Rumor has it that Banks’ jab had Swalwell laying flat on his back, a position he’s apparently very familiar with if reports about his alleged dalliances with a certain Chinese honey trap are true.

We haven’t been able to confirm such rumors just yet, but if we do we’ll make sure to let you know.

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