Swalwell’s Campaign Spent Thousands on Booze, Limos

Also spent over $7,000 at luxury restaurants in D.C. and $21,000 at hotel where his wife worked...

The campaign of Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., spent thousands of dollars on alcohol and limousine services, according to recent financial disclosures.

The Swalwell for Congress committee spent $4,051.32 at AA Limo Service LLC between April 6 and May 27 and $5,058.32 at two wineries and one brewery.

He also spent over $7,000 at luxury restaurants and steakhouses in D.C., and $21,160.75 at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, where Swalwell’s wife, Brittany Watts, worked as director of sales.

It is unclear whether Watts is still employed at the resort, according to Fox News.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The disclosures follow another recent report that a special interest group paid for Swalwell’s trip to Qatar with other members of Congress.

The trip was funded by the U.S.-Qatar Business Council, which spent $84,000 on the lawmakers.

The lawmakers obtained approval from the House Ethics Committee for the trip, but House rules prohibit special interest groups from funding separate entertainment activities during these trips.

Swalwell also came under fire after it was reported that he once had a close relationship with a suspected Chinese spy.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Democrats defended Swalwell, but Republicans demanded that he be stripped of his position on the House Intelligence Committee.

“He was the most over-the-top critic of President Trump on Russia collusion, and it turns out, he’s sleeping with a Chinese spy,” Paul said in December. “I mean, my goodness. The hypocrisy. It’s appalling, and he really should be red-faced and ashamed of himself and really, probably ought to just resign from Congress.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff responded in a letter and said Swalwell is a “trusted member of our committee” and that he had “acted fully in accordance with his responsibilities” after intelligence officials warned him about Fang.

Schiff said that Republican leaders, including then-House Speaker John Boehner and the then-chairman of the intelligence panel, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, were briefed on the situation at the time and “expressed no opposition to his continued service on the committee.”

- Advertisement -


Facebook Pauses Plans for Instagram Cesspool for Kids

(Associated Press) Facebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that...

Another Debt Ceiling Hike Won’t Fix What’s Broken

(Clint Siegner, Money Metals News Service) Washington DC politicians are busy cobbling together yet another bi-partisan bill to raise the federal borrowing limit. Congress imposed the...

SC Gov. Tells School Resource Officers to Back Off Enforcing Mask Mandates

(Jon Styf, The Center Square) A videotaped encounter between a school resource officer and a parent at James B. Edwards Elementary in Mount Pleasant has...

GoFundMe Deletes Grieving Father’s Fundraiser After Son’s Post-Vax Death

(Jon Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education) At his funeral, Ernesto Ramirez Jr. wore a light blue suit and the eyeglasses he had worn in so...

Cases Down 60% Since Denmark Lifted All COVID Restrictions

(Jon Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education) On September 3 Denmark lifted all of its COVID restrictions, becoming the first country in the European Union to...

WTF Happened in 1971? Economic Indicators Worsen Since End of Gold Standard

(Jon Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education) In mid August, Twitter Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted a strange hashtag: #WTFHappenedin1971. #wtfhappenedin1971 — jack⚡️ (@jack) August 15, 2021 A...

Extreme Hospital COVID Policies Lead Women to Give Birth at Home

(Kerry McDonald, Foundation for Economic Education) When I decided to have my third baby at home, I did so because I felt that a home...

Republicans Push for Forensic Audits in Battleground States & Texas

(Headline USA) The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state has ended in a resounding...

Population Gains in Urban Cities Could Give Blue States Bigger Democrat Majorities

(Headline USA) As congressional redistricting gets underway, some of the country's most populous cities are taking prominent roles in reshaping the balance of power...
- Advertisement -