Wesley Hunt, a Republican congressional candidate went off on Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on Friday night after the congressman claimed that conservatives were going to move to ban interracial marriage after ending abortion.
Following the leak of a draft majority opinion which revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Swalwell claimed that Republicans “won’t stop with banning abortion” and will move to “ban interracial marriage” next.
Hunt — a Black congressional candidate from Texas who is in an interracial marriage and has two biracial daughters — called out Swalwell for his ridiculous tweet.
“Hi Eric, my name is Wesley Hunt, I’m a Republican nominee in a Congressional District that is 70% white,” Hunt wrote. “I’m black, I’m in an interracial marriage, and my wife and I have two biracial daughters.”
Of course, the Democrat congressman responded with the typical left-wing finger-pointing.
“Hey Wesley, your problem isn’t with me. It’s with @SenatorBraun who said states should be able to ban interracial marriages like yours,” Swalwell replied. “He’s a senator in YOUR party. Looks like you’re just another Republican who is in denial of what your colleagues say. Party over country, right?”
In his tweet, Swalwell was referencing an interaction between Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and reporters, in which the senator initially stated that the Supreme Court’s potential overturning of Roe v. Wade could be applied to Loving v. Virginia, in which the high court ruled in favor of interracial marriages. Later that day, Braun clarified that he misunderstood the reporters’ line of questioning, and affirmed that “there is no question the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race, that is not something that is even up for debate, and I condemn racism in any form.”
Hunt clapped back at Swalwell, telling him that the problem isn’t Braun’s misstatement, but his attempts to lecture Americans on racism.
“Eric, here we go again. My problem is with you,” he replied to Swalwell. “You’ve never been black a day in your life, and yet the white ‘intellectual’ Democrat from California is lecturing me on racism. And for the record, don’t lecture me on country over party either, I served in combat, did you?”
According to his campaign website, Hunt received a mechanical engineering degree from West Point before serving eight years in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter pilot. He completed a combat tour in Iraq, and two deployments to Saudi Arabia as a Diplomatic Liaison Officer. Hunt later attended Cornell University and earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.).
Conservatives on Twitter were quick to join in to call out Swalwell.
“Good for @WesleyHuntTX sticking up to @RepSwalwell! Seems racist for Swalwell to tell you who your problem ought to be with. I feel someone is misogynistic when they expect me to be pro-abortion and vote Democrat because of it. I actually became a Republican because I’m pro-life!” wrote Rebecca Downs, web editor for Townhall.com.
“To be fair, I have no idea what his combat record is or even if there was one, but he dealt with foreign spies,” another Twitter user replied, referencing a past news story concerning Swalwell sleeping with Chinese spy Christine Fang, a.k.a. ‘Fang Fang.’