Eric Swalwell slammed as a ‘terrorist sympathizer’ for angry post defending Hamas

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell set off a wave of criticism for seeming to defend terrorists with a social media post condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The California Democrat was reacting to a report that Netanyahu acknowledged an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah was a “tragic mishap” that reportedly killed at least 45 people.

While two senior militants were killed in the Sunday airstrike on a Hamas terrorist compound by Israel’s military, civilians who were camped in the area were also reportedly killed.

“Despite our utmost efforts not to harm innocent civilians, last night there was a tragic mishap,” Netanyahu said to Israel’s parliament on Monday. “We are investigating the incident and will obtain a conclusion because this is our policy.”

Swalwell joined the chorus of leftist outrage by blasting the prime minister’s “reckless” attack on the terrorist group that was responsible for the deaths of over 1,000 Israelis in the October 7 attack.

“Netanayhu’s reckless prosecution of Hamas has killed Israeli hostages, aid workers, and innocent Palestinians,” he wrote in a post on X.

“And nothing changes. The same tactics by the same leaders will only produce same or worse results,” he added.

But Swalwell’s grandstanding was not the fiery takedown he thought it was as X users soon took him to the woodshed.

Many had to remind the lawmakers that Netanyahu was looking to “persecute” and not “prosecute” the terrorists.

Other X users blasted Swalwell for defending the hostage-takers rather than the forces attempting to free them.

Frieda Powers

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