Dem. Presidential Candidate Slammed After Tweeting Support For Slain Officers

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) tweeted a Thin Blue Line flag to support National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Castro Valley, CA – Congressional representative for California’s 15th district and Presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell found himself in the hot seat on Wednesday after he tweeted a picture of a Thin Blue Line flag with a message of respect for Police Week.

“This #PoliceWeek2019, we mourn and honor the officers we lost in the last year, but vow to always remember their sacrifice. If you see a police officer this week, please thank them AND their family for serving and sacrificing,” Swalwell posted to Twitter on May 15, officially known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Like Memorial Day for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, the holiday recognizes fallen officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

But people on twitter didn't appreciate the sign of respect for law enforcement on the Democratic candidate’s Twitter, the Sacramento Bee reported.

They attacked Swalwell’s post and erroneously called the image a Blue Lives Matter flag.

“Delete this,” wrote @T_Brian_Malone. “That abomination of the American flag represents Police silence in the face of corruption/excessive force.”

Another angry message proved how confused some people are about what the Thin Blue Line flag actually stands for.

“Fallen officers and 'blue lives matter flag' are two totally separate things.... its not a good look for ya,” wrote @Kompromat9.

The “Thin Blue Line” flag, which is a sign of support for active-duty police officers and a symbol of honor for fallen officers, has been frequently mislabeled by Black Lives Matter activists.

They claim that the flag is a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

The “Thin Blue Line” flag was created long before Black Lives Matter ever existed.

In fact, the term “thin blue line” has been popular with law enforcement officers since the 1950s.

"Anti-police activists routinely make false claims about pro-police symbols to dissuade people from openly showing support for police,” said Christopher Berg, Editor-in-Chief of Blue Lives Matter.

Despite the attacks from anti-police antagonists in response to Swalwell’s tweet, the congressman did not take it down.

Swalwell told FOX News in a May of 2018 interview that he has a long-standing connection with law enforcement.

The congressman told Tucker Carlson that his father was a police officer and two of his brothers work in law enforcement.

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Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

Good on him for keeping it posted. Wish more people would standup for what they believe in!!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

the abominable flag still sucks.

but I did create a t-shirt you guys might like. I'll post it later if anyone's interested.

NotACop
NotACop

Whoops, there goes another Democrat. Wouldn't be surprised if this is a wake up call for Swalwell about what that formerly ok party really does now.

cspcapt
cspcapt

he just got my respect

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

It's a moral thing. Swalwell obviously still has a few. The rest of the liberal world have no morals, no ethics, no code of honor, nothing in their black hearts that is close to making them human.

RPG156
RPG156

They love to eat their own....

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Democrats...the word leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Of course, I usually refer to them as, anti-American assholes. And that pretty much sums up the whole party.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Nice to know ...something GOOD can come out of California!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The number of police haters has dramatically increased due to lies spread by the media, politicians and especially the domestic terrorist group BLM. This nonsence about the thin blue line flag being an anti BLM flag is one of those lies. There are a lot of "stupid" people out there that buy in to it. Sad!👎

Docshatt
Docshatt

This is a perfect example of "they eat their own"... Eric Swalwell is a bleeding heart leftist liberal, who has helped lead the great state of California down a path of liberal anarchy and now the hand has been bitten.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Swalwell’s dad & brothers failed to kick his liberal ass nearly enough to rid him of the ‘liberal poison’

checksix
checksix

Isn't this the same guy that threatened to "nuke" gun owners?

Propolice
Propolice

What a sick, twisted bunch of morons DemoRats are. They disgust me as they should disgust any sane American CITIZEN! Civil War is coming and I hope True Americans realize what is at stake! No more sitting on the sidelines hoping this madness passes. Time to take action and fight for Law Enforcement and against these lunatics! It’s now or never folks!

RPG156
RPG156

I can't stand Swallowell, and I don't believe his sentiment was sincere, but that the leftists attacked him is moronic at best.

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

Wow a Democrat from the liberal utopia of California who didn't crumble and apologize after some SJWs got butthurt over a symbol of law enforcement, this is a historic day...

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

There maybe hope for this man. It takes honorable and strong man to stand up for the police

Nighthawk644
Nighthawk644

Why would any sane person run for office in California???? No thanks!