Swalwell appeared for a television interview on CNN Saturday with Jim Acosta. Menendez was federally charged with bribery Friday, and Acosta asked Swalwell what the senator’s next move should be.
“I’ll say right now I’m waiting to see what my New Jersey colleagues do. Some in the delegation have spoken up. So, you know, this is their delegation in the other chamber,” Swalwell said. “It doesn’t look good.”
Swalwell said the case is proof that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is not biased against Republicans.
“But what the American people should see from this is that the independent attorney general who was accused this week of favoring Democrats just indicted a Democratic chairman on the Foreign Relations Committee. So that should put to bed any idea that Merrick Garland is doing anybody any favors, he’s not showing, as he said, any favor or any fear of being independent,” Swalwell said. “I hope that makes people feel better how he’s making decisions with the former president and how he’s making decisions regarding the current president’s son.”
Hunter Biden has been indicted on three firearm charges. He is alleged to have lied on his application to purchase a Colt Cobra in 2018. Since the crime happened sometime in October of that year, the charges came just a month before the statute of limitations expired.
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump faces 91 indictments both from federal and state prosecutors. The allegations against him include making a concerted effort to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of confidential documents after leaving the White House.