Eric Swalwell Says GOP Wants To Ban Interracial Marriages, Gets Schooled On Justice Thomas

Rep. California Democrat Eric Swalwell, on Tuesday, insisted that Republicans will next try to ban interracial marriage, which may come as a shock to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni Thomas.

“Republicans will not stop banning abortion. They want to ban interracial marriages. Do you want to save that? Well then you should probably vote,” Mr Swalwell tweeted.

He was immediately reminded that Judge Thomas, who is black, and his wife Ginni, who is white, are an interracial couple. The conservative lawyer was nominated by President George HW Bush, a Republican.

“This is literally crazy. Judge Clarence Thomas would like to hear a word,” tweeted Lila Rose, founder of the pro-life group Live Action.

Mr. Swalwell was one of many Democrats alarmed by the leaked Supreme Court draft indicating that the Supreme Court has the votes to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The congressman backed up his claim by citing a March remark from Indiana Republican Senator Mike Braun after Matt Lewis, a columnist for the Daily Beast, read the “ridiculous tweet” from Mr. Swalwell had struck.

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Braun asked if he thought the Supreme Court should overturn Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 case in which laws against interracial marriage were unconstitutional, and leave the decisions to the states.

mr. Braun initially said, “Yeah, I think if you don’t want the Supreme Court to meddle on such issues, you won’t be able to have your cake and eat it too,” but later said he got the question wrong. understood.

“Earlier during a virtual press conference, I misunderstood a question that ended up being about interracial marriage. Let me be clear on that issue – there is no question that the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind based on race, which is not something even up for debate, and I condemn racism in any form,” he said. Mr Braun in a March 22 statement to the media.

Still, Mr Swalwell tweeted Tuesday: “@SenatorBraun said he wants to ban interracial marriage.”

Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, was among those who tweeted photos of Judge Thomas and his wife without comment.

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