Wesley Hunt, a Republican running for Congress, shut down Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) for making the ridiculous claim that Republicans want to ban interracial marriages. Hunt happens to be a Black man who is married to a white woman. He chastised Eric Swalwell, telling him he had never been Black a day in his life. White liberal men are like that, Karens to the core.
Ever since the leak from the Supreme Court seemed to indicate that Roe v Wade would be tossed, Democrats have been trying to convince people that this is only the beginning. And, the truth is, that striking down Roe v Wade does not outlaw abortions. Each state decides if they want abortions or not. And if the legislature does not like the laws you implement, they can simply vote you out and replace them with someone friendly to abortion. It’s called democracy.
The truth is that only the Democrats have ever opposed interracial marriage. The Democrats. And not 180 years ago when they supported slavery, but just in 1967 when Virginia passed a law banning interracial marriages. That led to a case before the Supreme Court, Loving V Virginia. SCOTUS overturned that law. Does anyone remember any Republican call for the end of interracial marriages?
Hunt wrote to Swalwell:
“Hi Eric, my name is Wesley Hunt, I’m a Republican nominee in a Congressional District that is 70% white. I’m black, I’m in an interracial marriage, and my wife and I have two biracial daughters. Republicans are celebrating diversity while white liberals like yourself race-bait.”
Instead of engaging in productive dialogue, Swalwell hit back and reaffirmed his charge that Republicans support outlawing interracial marriage by pointing directly at Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
“Hey Wesley, your problem isn’t with me. It’s with @SenatorBraun who said states should be able to ban interracial marriages like yours. He’s a senator in YOUR party,” Swalwell said. “Looks like you’re just another Republican who is in denial of what your colleagues say. Party over country, right?”
“Eric, here we go again. My problem is with you. You’ve never been black a day in your life, and yet the white ‘intellectual’ Democrat from California is lecturing me on racism,” Hunt hit back. “And for the record, don’t lecture me on country over party either, I served in combat, did you?”
I know where Swalwell gets the idea Republicans don’t want interracial marriages. After all, he was forced to quit dating the oriental woman he was sleeping with, but that was because she was a Chinese spy.