In a bizarre move, a Democrat dragged a prayer group into the party’s attempt to impeach former US President Donald Trump. The Democrats have been trying to impeach the former president a second time accusing him of inciting the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill.
It started when, California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell quoted a tweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence accusing her of being part of the incitement she was calling in the cavalry during the Jan. 6, 2021 protest. Then President Trump retweeted Lawrence’s tweet.
In fact, Lawrence was leading a prayer group, and she was actually calling in the Calvary, a reference to Jesus’ crucifixion, for a time of prayer. The New York resident has held several prayer rallies at the Capitol.
But it didn’t stop there. When Swalwell submitted Lawrence’s Tweet as evidence, it had a blue check mark. Twitter use a blue check mark to indicate that the account has been verified which then provides the tweet a broader audience.
However, Lawrence’s account is not verified and does not have a blue check mark. So how did a blue check mark mysteriously appear beside Lawrence’s name?
Fox News explains:
A senior impeachment aide said the inclusion of a fake blue check verification mark on tweets that were presented at the Senate trial was an accident.
The tweets showed comments from Jennifer Lynn Lawrence who was retweeted by former President Trump. The two tweets that were exhibited included blue check marks next to Lawrence’s name.
Blue checks show the user’s identity has been verified and also connote a certain status.
“The final graphic accidentally had a blue verification checkmark on it, but the substance of it was entirely accurate,” the aide said.
Of course, this is not Rep Eric Swalwell’s first goof. In December, he was accused of having a relationship with a known Chinese spy who has since fled the country.
The New York Post explains:
Fang Fang, a k a Christine Fang, got close to several politicians, especially in the Bay Area, from 2011 to 2015, only to abruptly leave the country as the FBI was closing in. US officials believe China’s Ministry of State Security, its main civilian spy agency, sent her here to collect intelligence and gain influence with up-and-coming politicians.
Since Democrats dominate Bay Area politics, she focused on officials such as Swalwell, starting when he was a Dublin city councilman and continuing after he won election to Congress in 2012. She turned out to have a good eye for talent: The congressman became a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2015, getting the lead role in the subcommittee on CIA oversight.