Radical leftist Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is pushing to remove Fox News from military installations, citing the network’s alleged spread of “dis- and misinformation.” During a recent interview on MSNBC, Swalwell suggested that Congress should look into regulating the content being broadcast to military personnel but also acknowledged that such a move may not sit well with troops who consider access to American television programming as an essential link to home.
The congressman’s call for removing Fox News from military bases follows a recent request from the political action committee VoteVets to ban the network from these locations. Swalwell also hinted that a threat of congressional oversight might be enough to force the network to clean up any programming that does not align with the leftist progressive narrative.
"Nothing makes [our troops] feel more like home than their access to American television programming, and a popular channel is Fox News," says Democrat Eric Swalwell.
"We need to take a look at how [Fox News] is being broadcast to our troops." pic.twitter.com/tzJeTfyEoU
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Democrats and liberal media are also outraged that Fox News host Tucker Carlson was given exclusive footage of the January 6 Capitol Hill protests and that Carlson has reported on the insecurity of the 2020 presidential election.
Swalwell’s call for removing Fox News from military installations is not his only recent move aimed at punishing those he perceives as threats to American democracy. He is also the sole co-sponsor of a new Democratic resolution that seeks to permanently banish President Donald Trump and several of his top aides from the Capitol for their attempt to “undermine and overturn the 2020 presidential election.”
The resolution, introduced by Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA), asks the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms and the U.S. Capitol Police to take “such actions as may be necessary” to prohibit Trump and eight of his top former advisers and counselors from ever entering the Capitol again.
Swalwell’s aggressive stance against Trump and his allies is notable given the controversy he faced in late 2020 when it was revealed that he had a lengthy relationship with a Chinese spy, Fang Fang. Swalwell has denied any sexual relationship with Fang. Still, the news drew Republican complaints that Democrats should remove him from the House Intelligence Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) eventually kicked Swalwell and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) off the committee soon after he won the gavel in the new Congress.