Rep. Swalwell: "God Herself" would not have convinced GOP to convict Trump

by Laura Mize · Feb 16th, 2021 10:55 am

Last Updated Feb 17th, 2021 at 6:57 pm

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), one of the U.S. House of Representatives' managers of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment, said Saturday that nothing, not even "God Herself" would have persuaded enough Republican senators to convict Trump.

Swalwell made the comment in an interview following Trump's acquittal. He defended Democrats' decision to not call witnesses, saying the party presented "a powerful, overwhelming case" and faced challenges when some potential witnesses declined to respond.

" ... the choice was well, do we chase those people not knowing what they're going to say to the courts for years? Or do we go forward with a powerful, thundering case that we have and also knowing that Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one. So we could have called God Herself and the Republicans weren't going to be willing to convict. So we're proud of the case we put forward," Swalwell said.

Swalwell also claimed Trump will "face more and more accountability going forward," possibly alluding to civil and criminal charges.


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