The Insider reports:
Rep. Eric Swalwell took aim at Tucker Carlson on Twitter Friday, sharing a screenshot of a testy text exchange the two shared. Swalwell, a Democrat from California, said he is refusing to return Carlson’s calls due to things the Fox News host has said about him and his family in the past.
One showing a missed call allegedly from Carlson and the text exchange. After Carlson texted Swalwell asking him to call him, Swalwell declined the request.
“Tucker, I’m hesitant to do that. You falsely smeared my wife on Tuesday and she’s getting death threats,” the congressman wrote. “Hit me all you like. But to go after her. That’s just wrong.” Carlson’s response to that was brief: “Coward.”
After years of lying about me and my family, @TuckerCarlson is losing his mind that I won’t return his calls. Sorry, Tucker, I’m just not that into you. Who knows what lie he’ll tell next? #TuckerTantrum pic.twitter.com/vwX7AfwJ1Z
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 23, 2021
Forever grateful to officers like Harry Dunn. He put his body between lawmakers and an armed mob. You know who else Officer Dunn protected…Tucker Carlson’s son, a House staffer. RT if you stand with Harry and against white supremacy. https://t.co/3Jxtydyq8n
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 22, 2021