Dem Rep. Swalwell Seen Maskless in Florida Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., listens as U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool)
By Nick Koutsobinas | Wednesday, 05 January 2022 09:14 PM
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., was the latest Democrat representative to be spotted maskless in Florida.
Photos of the unmasked congressman come as just last week, Swalwell proclaimed that Republicans were responsible for prolonging the pandemic.
The photos, originally published in the Daily Mail, show a maskless Swalwell lounging in the swanky Loews Miami Beach Hotel while holding his infant son and conversing with a friend.
In a tweet on New Year's Eve, Swalwell wrote, "as we end 2021, mired in a deadly pandemic, you should know who has prolonged it. THESE GUYS. Republican liars. Your vacation canceled. Your kids back to virtual learning. And back to masks everywhere. For blame look no farther than #TheseGuys." The tweet was in response to another tweet from the House Judiciary GOP, which read, "if the booster shots work, why don't they work?"
Prior to Swalwell, just last week, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was spotted at a bar in Miami — maskless, according to Fox News.
In response to the congresswoman's venture down south, members of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's political team sent out a jesting tweet, writing, "Welcome to Florida, AOC! We hope you're enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to @RonDeSantisFL's leadership."