Eric Swalwell

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

RedState’s Jennifer Van Laar wrote Sunday about the horrific news from Monsey, New York where five Jewish people were injured in brutal stabbing attacks on a synagogue Saturday night during a Hanukkah celebration. “This is the second stabbing attack in two months in Monsey, which is an ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ community,” she noted.

Saturday night’s stabbings were the 10th assault on the Jewish community in the New York City area in the timespan of a week. Understandably, the community is on high alert and is fearful that more are just around the corner.

As Bonchie noted in a follow-up post, Democrats and media figures alike were predictably quick to rush to the Twitter machine to blame President Trump for the recent attacks because their way of “solving” a crisis is to immediately point fingers and cast blame instead of waiting for the facts because Orange Man Bad and stuff.

One of the more high-profile Democratic politicos to take part in the “blame Trump” game was failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell (CA), who has a history of never letting a national tragedy get in the way of playing cheap political games while people are grieving.

In the aftermath of the Monsey stabbings, Swalwell first posted a tweet stating his heart was with the victims:

Nothing wrong with that one, but 12 hours later he posted another in which he – you guessed it – blamed Trump for the attacks, linking to a diatribe he wrote earlier in the month laying the blame for the rise in anti-Semitism on Trump’s doorstep:

Understandably, this did not go over well with Twitter users who pointed Swalwell to some rather inconvenient facts he deliberately left out:

Facts first, Rep. Swalwell. Facts first.

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